Grapes sourced mostly from our estate vineyards in the Santa Clara Valley AVA located in the Central Coast. Cabernet Sauvignon clones from a neighboring vineyard. Merlot clones 181 and 314 were planted in 1990. The Cabernet Franc clone 4 and Petite Verdot clone 2 were grafted over in 1996 on 1990 planted rootstock
This is our Bordeaux inspired red blend. Consisting of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Malbec. The entire blend consists of 38% new oak and. The grapes were all hand harvested and elevage in oak barrels lasted for 18 months for each component, it was aged separately until blending which took place before bottling in April 2022
Food Pairing Notes
Rich, salty, fatty cuts of steak and lamb would be great with this wine. Or a bacon cheeseburger, pulled pork sandwiches. If enjoying the cheese or dessert courses stilton, gorgonzola and dishes containing chocolate would be great with this wine.