Blend: 100% Merlot
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Aging: 23 months in once and twice used French Oak
Total Production: 150 cases
$60 per bottle
The 2013 vintage has already been touted as one that should not be missed. I cannot help but 2nd that opinion! It was the second year of the drought and as they say, “Drought years make great wine growing years.” The 2013 is an awesome combination of the restraint that was found in the 2011 release but the intensity that he 2012 vintage brought to the table.
Whether you are looking to hang onto this release for a few years to let it smooth out or pop the cork when it arrives it will do you no wrong.