Blend and Grape Sources 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from 38% estate & 62% grower vineyards: 34% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena), 4% Backus Vineyard (Oakville) and 62% Oakville, Napa Valley and Rutherford growers.
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging/Cooperage 15 months in Never barrels and Yugoslavian ovals
Winemaker Notes The long, cool growing season of 1982 was responsible for red wines of style and grace. This year's blend has a rich, almost cherry flavor, with added touches of mint, spice and an exotic, cedar-like aroma. The result is a remarkable wine - lean, tightly knit and sure to improve for many years.