Assemblage: A classic right bank Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Elévage: Aged for 24 months in 50% new and 50% neutral French oak barrels from selected cooperages.
Harvest 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.