Complex aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, cherry, vanilla, spice. This rich mountain wine shows true Cabernet flavor, densly packed, and with a full body.
Estate: located at the winery, faces west from the side of Howell Mountain and has a slope averaging 22%. The soil is composed of "tuff", a volcanic ash, allowing the vineyard to drain very well. Inkgrade: An eastern-facing mountain vineyard, located in a frost free zone between the valley floor and mountain top with ancient marine sedimentary soils.
The 2012 growing season was a welcome respite from the challenges nature posed in 2010 and 2011. The season began early with the vines setting a bountiful crop. Our grapes thrived in excellent growing conditions and developed complex flavors supported by a refined phenolic profile.