2019 Reserve Claret

Seductive ripe fruit notes of plum and bruised black cherry exuberantly burst from the glass, chased by nuances of dried rose petals, crushed mint, and the vague recollection of the pages of a well-loved leather-bound book. On the palate the wine is seamless, with undulating waves of lush fruit and an unctuous, mouth-coating mid-palate that builds to a minutes-long finish.

Meticulous farming drives our winemaking, with all of our wines primarily made in the vineyard. Still, for our Reserve Claret more than any other wine we produce, blending plays a seminal role in the shaping of its character. Prized barrels from our oldest and most venerated vines are carefully woven together to create this beauty. The core is our showy Lower Mountain Top merlot, which on its own produces a sumptuous, rich and expressive wine. The next layers are structure and intention, formulated via the tannins and acidity expressed by our Rock Arch Reserve cabernet sauvignon vines. The result is a wine that perfectly balances its pleasurable and serious sides both in its youth and long into the future.

Appellation: Napa/Sonoma
Vintage: 2019
Harvest: October 2019
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 61% Merlot
36% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: August 2021
Production: 533 cases
Release Date: March 2022
Release Price: $165.00