92% Cab Sauv, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot. Grapes harvested Sept 29 - Nov 1 at an average 25.0 Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks for 14-21 days (with additional vatting time of 1 to 2 weeks) and aged 24 months in 100% new 60 gallon French oak barrels from coopers Taransaud, Dargaud, Jaegle, Nadalie, Dempros and Vicard. The wine was bottled in February 2008.
The initial blend assembed in April of '06 was quite reticent. not until early '07 did the wine blossom in barrel showing amazing depth, texture and vibrant fruit qualities. Deeply colored, concentrated and layered, with floral, anise, black cherry and graphite aromas, this wine is classically structured with excellent acidity, well-balanced tannins and a mouth-staining, persistent finish.