Grown in the heart of Oakville from 20-year-old vines, the structure and tannins of this Cabernet Sauvignon are synonymous with vineyards in Eastern Oakville. The complex fruit profiles available in the vineyard along with diverse sun exposure allows the vineyard team to pick lots to specifically to make this style of wine. A true expression of the terroir, the red fruit, dried herbs, and rosemary characteristics take the forefront, making this a beautiful wine upon release.
The 2016 vintage was a classic vintage in the Napa Valley. Coming out of a long drought, the Estate had ample winter water going into budbreak, and a small amount of rain in the early spring helping complete canopy growth. The weather was cooler than the 2015 vintage, lending towards an optimal bloom in mid-May, but a few heat events throughout the summer helped fruit ripen at an accelerated pace. Starting harvest at the beginning of September allowed us to bring in fruit with natural acidity and balanced flavor profiles, complementing the later picks at the beginning of October, which brought deep color and vibrant aromatics.