From Steve Pride: Dark penetrating nose of sweet plums and blueberries, moist tobacco and spring acacia flowers. A rich, full, comforting mouthfeel of pure silky pleasure. One wants to hold this luxurious wine in one's mouth forever. The flavors evolve from creamy plum flan to more complex hints of tobacco, cedar and incense. Have we ever made such a pleasing, soothing, well balanced wine? I think not.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2009
Harvest: October 2009
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 88% Cabernet Franc
6% Merlot
6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bottling: March 2011
Production: 1119 cases
Release Date: August 2011
Price: $62.00