24% of the 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in new French Oak. The balance of the wine was fermented traditionally, in stainless steel tanks, then moved to French neutral oak for balance.
Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet opens with a lovely bouquet of forward fruit, soft notes of oak from the barrel fermentation, some anise and a hint of mocha. Ripe black fruit unfolds on the palate offering cassis, blackberry and black cherry. The finish is long and lingering with a smooth rich texture.