The finished wine shows ultra-ripe character of Black tea, blackberry jam, anise, cedar, and a touch of milk chocolate. At first taste, the warm berry flavors are most apparent, with more savory cedar/tobacco/mocha notes supporting the fruit in the mid-palate. Consistent with the character often found in steep, rocky hillsides, the structure of the wine is dense and firm with tremendous flavor concentration, yet shows fully ripe tannins that gracefully yield to a lingering finish of sweet black fruits. of this wine.
The finished wine is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot; 100% Estate-grown, and aged in 90% new French oak barrels. 1060 cases were bottled on July 8, 2008.