The fruit for our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon hails from some of the best sub-appellations of Napa Valley with 66% from Atlas Peak, 26% Howell Mountain and 6% Napa Valley. These mountain appellations provide a bold, concentrated, and more complex Cabernet due to the rockier soils and exposure to elements that stress the vines. Production Notes Primary fermentation over a period of 30 days with an additional 12 days of extended maceration. It was then pressed and placed in barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. Aging for 22 months in French oak, 65% of which was new. - Darnajou, Taransaud, Gamba & Bel Air barrels. Winemaker Notes This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is densely layered with intense flavors of boysenberry, melting licorice, graphite and hints of baking spices and marzipan. It delivers plush and fine tannins with great opulence and length. The core entry of sweet, dark fruit frames a well-balanced finish. This wine will play well for 15-20 years.