Aromas of ripe blackberry, anise,
bacon jam, violet and demi-glace.
On the palate, this wine is very robust
with velvety, mouth coating tannins.
Dark French roast coffee and cocoa nib
derived from our oak barrel program
smooths out the mid and back palate.
The sub appellation of Saint Helena lies
in the northern half of the Napa Valley,
situated at the valley’s narrowest point.
This choke point provides warmer day
and nighttime temperatures and less
exposure to fog. Soils consist mostly
of sedimentary and gravel-clay
composition, derived from the
Napa River’s prehistoric route.
"Every winemaker should have a favorite varietal, and mine is Syrah. It is complex, vivacious, and delicious. Its signature spice and dark berry aromas and flavors, as well as its black sheep reputation, have fascinated me since adolescence."
-Charles McKahn, Winemaker
Wine Enthusiast - 92 Points
"Smoked plum fruit is adorned with leather, coffee and dark cherry notes in this delicious, vibrant, full-bodied wine. Soft and rounded at the edges and dark and dense on the palate, a lick of acidity keeps it buoyant." - VB