This impressive Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in a new vineyard on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains just west of Morgan Hill and is carefully tended by Bill Holt. He meticulously farms his vineyard to maximize quality. The 2009 growing season was nearly ideal in California allowing for a long hang time on the vine. This wine has layers of complex dark fruits, oak tones and balanced tannins. The intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry are framed with subtle notes of vanilla, toast, smoke and barrel spice and sit atop beautifully rich, mouth-filling tannins. This wine drinks well now, but will age for years to come.