The Grande Dame of the Pride wines, this elegant Reserve Claret is like velvet in your mouth. Complimented by the Cabernet Sauvignon’s firmness, structure and rich tones of black fruit, our mountaintop Merlot provides a lush and juicy mid-palate as the Petit Verdot adds elements of wild violets and lengthens the finish with beautiful natural acidity. Spicy aromas of anise and clove dance with the wine’s ripe blackberry and currant character. Intertwined with cedar, chocolate and espresso beans, these flavors harmonize while a remarkable richness coats the palate and lingers in a long and delightful finish.

Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2000
Harvest: October 2000
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 60% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottling: December 2002
Production: 402 cases
Release Date: March 2003