91pts – Wine Enthusiast magazine: “From a 2,100-foot-elevation site, this wine is given 18 months in French oak. Earthy and wooded, it’s a sizable mountain of a wine, reflective of its provenance, with big, dry tannins and a taste of tobacco. Age through 2020.”
The 2012 growing season was one the best in recent history for Napa Valley, considered a classic vintage. An ideal spring provided near perfect conditions to start off the season followed by a long, sunny summer with no heat waves. The fall rains held off late into the harvest season enabling a long slow ripening.
The grapes were sourced from Constant Vineyard located in the Diamond Mountain appellation of Napa Valley situated at over 2100 feet elevation, one of the highest vineyards in Napa Valley. Due to the shallow soils the vineyard is farmed to very low yields per acre.
Decant this wine for 30- minutes before serving to accentuate the maximum fruit aromas and flavor profiles of this very age-worthy wine.