Sourced from the same producer as N.21 Atlas Peak Cabernet, this is again a collection of hillside vineyard sites from some of Napa's top AVA's. Less than 300 cases produced.
41% Napa Valley (hillside vineyard just below Atlas Peak AVA)
39% Atlas Peak AVA
11% Calistoga AVA
5% Pritchard Hill AVA
4% Howell Mountain
Opaque in the glass with a hint of brick red. Rich, ripe plum and blackcurrant are nestled against acacia florals and crushed red rock. With air the nose opens up driving complexity to the fore with black cherry and dark clayey earth mingling nicely. The oak here is beautifully integrated, lifting the fruit and supporting the deeper registers but never out of place. On the palate, there's real fruit intensity and liveliness here that frames the red and black fruits and fleshes out the tannins in a long, resplendent finish.
Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - Initial pop of leather fades into the background as cassis and blackberry join the fray but at the end of the day this is still tight and unyielding. However, its huge on the palate, tooth staining and tightly wound. Don’t touch for another year.
290 cases produced
60% new French oak, lower toast (that's a guesstimate)
Bottled July 8th, 2020