This wine exhibits a rich array of flavor and personality. Spicy, toasty anise and black licorice notes join subtle cedary oak details, lending it a distinctive edge, with the blackberry and raspberry elements slowly coming into focus throughout the palate profile. The finish is persistent and provides the consumer with a longing for more.
A rich, full-bodied style, with smoky notes wrapped around a core of vibrant green apple, pear, honeydew and subtle citrus. On the midpalate, the wine exhibits richness of fruit and volume that adds layers to the entire drinking experience. The finish shows off an accent of toasty oak that lingers in the 30+ seconds finish.
Continuing the tradition of proprietor Sharon Feng’s never ending drive for powerful, yet balanced, wines, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted with expertly grown, high quality fruit, using traditional winemaking techniques, and matured in French Oak barrels for 18 months, producing a layered, complex and richly flavored wine.
This wine was fermented in a stainless steel tank which took about 4 weeks to finish, so as to maintain the fresh fruit notes, after fermentation, the wine was moved to 100% French oak, of which 50% was new. The wine aged in barrels for 12 months, with monthly batonnage, so as to develop some midpalate roundness and weight, to integrate well with the vibrant acidity of the wine.
Pear and green apple aromas, enveloped by a subtle sweet oak note.
On the palate, the wine is fresh, balanced, and layered, with a focus of fruit intensity that showed well from entry to midpalate to the lingering finish.
This wine was processed in a tank, where it fermented for 10 days, with punch downs
3 times per day so as to extract color and flavor. After drain and press, the wine was barreled down in 100% French Oak, of which 40% was new. The wine was then aged in barrels for 12 months, and was bottled, unfiltered, as a 100% Pinot Noir.
A mix of red fruit notes integrated with nutty, vanilla and toasty notes. On the palate, this wine combines subtle flavors with finesse and dimension, with fruit-forward black cherry, wild berry, anise, and earth with spice flavors. Gains velocity and focus, with a long lingering finish.
Wine Maker: Kian Tavakoli