Join Our Mailing List
ripe cherry, rhubarb, sweet vanilla
Bordeaux elegance, polished cedar, graphite minerality, violet pastille
black olive tapenade crostini, humboldt fog cheese
Drink now through 2017.
Should we celebrate or hold a wake for this last wine from a great vineyard? It is proper and fitting that in its 40th year, these grand old vines were sent into retirement, having made there best wine from a remarkable vintage. Planted in 1967, adjacent to our historic HMR Pinot Noir, the Cabernet block was situated in a lower elevation section of the property at 1600 feet.
Compromised in their old age, these gnarled stalwarts yielded only 5 barrels from 13 acres. Perfectly cellared, it now shows a Bordeaux elegance, a melding of cherry-like fruit, violet pastille, graphite minerality and dark chocolate, enlivened by juicy acidity. Drink now through 2017. Only 122 cases made.