The wine was barrel fermented in 75% French Burgundian oak barrels and 25% stainless steel barrels and aged on the lees for just less than 11 months. This is a Chardonnay with attractive honeyed tropicial fruit and toasty oak. These flavors are beautifully balanced with copious amounts of tangy tart apple and lemon giving the wine a refreshing yet lengthy finish.
The grapes were grown in vineyards located in St. Helena, Rutherford, Calistoga, Yountville and Oak Knoll and harvested in October. The wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels for 20 months and blended to attain balance. This striking 2011 Cabernet is loaded with bright, vibrant fruit and has exceptional body to match. A great wine to enjoy today but will also improve through cellar aging beyond 2020.
BLEND: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot,4% Malbec
This wine is a blend of the winery's Fawn Park Vineyard and Leonardini Vineyard fruit. The small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot add color, depth and complexity to this classic offering. The wine was aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 24 months.