Assemblage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Catherine's Block
Elevage: 50% new and 50% once used French Oak
Vintage Notes: Cool temperatures during spring delayed bud break and bloom by three to four weeks. Consistently warm summer temperatures lengthened the ripening period resulting in harvest starting three weeks later than normal. Without the growing season’s typical temperature spikes that surpass 100° F, grapes ripened very evenly with the required sugar levels and ideal physiological maturity. The cooler vintage allowed the grapes to develop concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity.