Tasting Notes Archive
The perfect combination of 100-125 year old head trained vines planted on a hillside near Calistoga in Napa Valley and a grower, Al Frediani, who truly loves what he does and has been mastering his craft on this vineyard his entire life, result this fantastic wine. These vines have low fruit yields resulting in intense flavor and color and produce a wine of incredible complexity. We used eight different types of French oak Burgundy style barrels (70% new) with medium to high toast during the aging of this wine.
Full-bodied and oozing with blackberry pie filling in a cinnamon piecrust with hints of cassis, dark chocolate and subtle hints of smoked game. This opaque purple wine is a truly decadent experience.