92 pts Wine Spectator
The 2013 growing season was early, even, and excellent! The early bud break and consistently moderate temperatures throughout spring and summer resulted in exceptional vine health and optimal ripening. We were able to take our time planning vineyard picks to ensure the highestquality fruit with complex flavors and refined
Estate - located at the winery, faces west from the side of Howell Mountain and has a slope averaging 22%. The soil is composed of a volcanic ash, allowing the vineyard to drain very well
Haymaker - An eastern-facing mountain
vineyard, located in a frost free zone betweenthe valley floor and mountain top with ancient marine sedimentary soils.
Black with ruby edges. Expressive, profound
aroma with numerous red, blue, black fruits,
black and jasmine tea. The mouth is soft,
opulent, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry,
and currant with notes of espresso. A complex and hedonistic wine.
Syrah, Caberbet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot