The wine comes from my vineyard on Atlas Peak, where we practice sustainable agricultural practices. It is a dark, ruby red wine of extraordinary complexity. The uniqueness of this wine can be attributed to the conditions found only on Atlas Peak, including the rich volcanic soil indigenous to this part of the Napa Valley and a distinctive microclimate located at an altitude of 1500 Feet.
The 2007 vintage aged in small French oak barrels for 30 months and another 24 months in the bottle. The result is a wine with an intense yet delicate nose, rich, satisfying mouth feel, a pleasant finish with just the right amount of tannin, and the promise of a long aging.