This all-star Napa Valley Cabernet-based Meritage is sourced from legendary Rutherford and Howell Mountain vineyards with Calistoga playing a supporting role. Focused and expressive, it fully delivers with gorgeous aromas of cassis, black cherry, cigar box and Rutherford dust all accentuated by fine tannins from seasoned French oak. 15% Cabernet Franc blessed the blend bringing added layers of elegant violet aromas and savory depth. Rich and chewy, this is classic Cult-level wine from pioneers in the category; however, its still just a baby so best to cellar this and try in the Fall. Retails for $175/bottle at the winery.
190 cases produced
75% Cabernet, 15% Cab Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
60% new French oak
71% Rutherford, 25% Howell Mountain, 4% Calistoga
Bottled June 22nd, 2020