Color: Cherry red with a violet rim Nose: Clean, fragrant, fruity, intense aromas of mature red fruits with hints of nuts. Palate: Big, smooth and warming. Full-bodied, fruity and well-balanced with great structure. Finish: Young, red fruits beautifully round into a long finish.
The color is deep ruby red with light burgundy reflections. On the nose, the bouquet is full and intense with notes of small wild berries and pleasing scents of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa. Dry, well structured, austere and elegant on the palate, with good harmony between the tannic and acid components and those responsible for softness (alcohol and glycerine) and excellent persistence.
This French blend comes from a team comprised of two members of well-known vintner families. It combines Syrah which provides a fruity, herbal base flavor and Viognier, which balances the blend by offering a floral softness.
From the vineyards of Mendoza in western Argentina, this wine has flavors of dark cherry and a bold, strong finish.
The 2007 Ladera Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of both estate vineyards equaling 57% from the Howell Mountain vineyard and 43% from Lone Canyon vineyard. This wine has aromas of blackberry, cocoa, anise, cola, red licorice, and violets with toasted oak and vanilla highlights. The tannin structure completes the mid-palate and leads to a full yet soft and lush finish.