Winemaker's Tasting Notes

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - $24

This big Napa Cab welcomes you in with a deep ruby hue and aromas of ripe red fruit and baking spice. The excellent, hand selected grape clusters provide the backbone of this wine and add raspberry, strawberry and dark cherry notes. The rich fruit offers aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted herbs. This wine was barreled in a combination of new and seasoned French oak and offers just a hint of vanilla and smoke to compliment the spicy and ripe fruit profile.

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - $22

With distinctive notes of cherry, red currant, tobacco, red brick and espresso, our Cabernet rolls across your palate, smoothes out to finish with a wonderful balance of acidity and tannins. It will reveal its youth now but will develop nicely with age to show balance, complexity and traits yet to be revealed. Enjoy now as ready after decanting for 30 to 60 minutes, or cellar and explore its depth later.

2005 Meritage, Napa Valley - $28

Intense, heady aromas of chocolate, blackberry, gingerbread, spice and cherry, the velvety rich texture supports big meaty, tobacco, plum, dark berry and cocoa notes. This Meritage is a full-flavored, rich and hedonistic wine, balanced with appropriate levels of acidity and plush tannins. Blended for excellence now, once opened; the wine will evolve and give enjoyment for many hours.

2005 Merlot, Napa Valley - $24

Plum, cherry, cedar and clove make for a great bouquet amid flavors of cherry, black licorice, a hint of mocha and other spices. The exquisitely, creamy finish is highlighted by a hint of Jupilles French Oak. A full-flavored, rich and balanced wine with appropriate levels of acidity and tannins, this wine will evolve and give enjoyment for many hours. It will develop well over the next 10 to 15 years.