BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Whitehall Lane owns two St. Helena vineyards, but only their Fawn Park Vineyard was selected for this wine. This gently sloping hillside vineyard, on the eastern side St. Helena, offers the best of Valley Floor and Hillside fruit. The wine was made in two separate barrel lots and blended together after 16 months. The oak treatment was 100% French Oak of which 40% was new oak and 60% was aged in two year old barrels. The barrels came from several coopers with different toast levels and were carefully selected to match this wine. The wine was racked three times during the aging process and was bottled in late November 2008 after 25 months in barrel. The brooding hillside fruit balances beautifully with the sweet, ripe flavors of raspberry and plum from the Valley Floor vineyard block. This classic wine is enjoyable to drink now but will continue to evolve through 2025.