"A selection of the best few barrels of the vintage, mostly from our Twisted Oak hillside vineyard in Oak Knoll District. A vibrant black fruit, wild cherry and cassis bouquet with mocha, white truffle and spiced caramel. The fruit is explosive with black cherry, bramble fruit and sweet marionberry. Layers of milk chocolate, spice box, buttered sage, pencil shavings and dried roses add nuance and complexity to the wine’s pedigree. It drinks much younger than the vintage implies and has incredible energy balanced by plush tannins."