Intense and concentrated on the deep and mineral nose displayed along with rocky and honey, but most of all perfectly ripe fruit flavors. In short, this is a fascinating bouquet, It is very aromatic, and in its finesse, freshness and perfectly balanced elegance.
One of the driest on record the winter season leading into 2014 provided Napa Valley with rainfall totals approximately half of normal. With California entering its 4th year of continuous drought this could have proven to become a challenging growing season had it not been for heavy rains that threw about 15” in late February/early March. With vines emerging from dormancy and just about to start another early growth cycle the timing simply could not have been more ideal. Aided by a warm spring without any precipitation, conditions were perfect for bloom resulting in a great fruit-set and yields that generally were at or even above the abundant 2013-vintage.