The 2017 is a wine of balance and finesse that shows a sense of place. Rich, sumptuous and enveloping, it offers aromas of blueberries, violets, cherry blossom and blackberry liqueur. Sweet tannins provide hints of cedar, graphite, crushed rocks, bacon and charcoal embers, all fused together making it a deeply expressive wine.” — Tony Biagi, Winemaker. 100% new French oak for 21 months. 105 cases produced.
Carving vineyards into the volcanic Diamond Mountain terrain has produced fruit that, with vision and expert guidance, results in a remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon that finds its peers among the finest offerings from Napa and Bordeaux.
In 2000, following a decade-long search, husband and wife Dirk Fulton and Becky Kukkola discovered the perfect location on which to establish their new vineyard. With more than 100 acres to serve as the foundation of their efforts, their clear vision has come to life: to create a world-class wine Estate and to serve as stewards of this historic site.
Jim Barbour, one of Napa’s leading viticulturists, was hired to redevelop the historic vineyards and plant new blocks on the steep, rocky hillsides. Currently, legendary pioneer of organic and biodynamic farming, Phil Coturri, oversees the sustainable growth of our fruit to fully express the vigor and individuality of our terroir.
Esteemed winemaker Tony Biagi leads the wine program. Building upon a history of success, his expertise has been essential to the creation of a singular wine expressing the power and elegance of the Estate’s historic terroir.