WSI93+ Fresh nose of toasty oak, vanilla, blackberry, Bing cherry and touches of chocolate. The palate is full bodied with jammy fruit entry of ripe cherry, blackberry and hints of oak spice. Can be enjoyed on its own, but has enough structure and concentration to go with grilled meats. Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cab Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tank.
Aged 18 months in 85% French Oak (15% new) – 15% American Oak (new). 4945 cases produced.
Darms Lane is a family owned and operated boutique vineyard in Napa Valley. We are committed to delivering quality wines from our family to yours. Our estate grown wines hail from our vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. We also make a wine that is sourced fruit from the Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.
Our property was established in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley in 1983 as a Chardonnay estate and was known as Crichton Hall Vineyard. The Bump Family gained controlling interest in 2002 and the 14 acres of original Chardonnay vines were replaced by the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
In 2005, the first estate grown Darms Lane Cabernet Sauvignon was produced. Today, Darms Lane produces around 3,000 cases of wine per year. We also sell fruit from our estate vineyard to other fine Napa Valley producers such as Spottswoode and Venge Vineyards.