2009 Veraison Red
Vineyard: Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley
Varietal Breakdown: 35% Syrah, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Rating: 92 points, Wine Advocate
Winemaker's Notes: Complex nose displaying layers of ripe cassis, dark plum, toasted vanilla spice, bay leaf, floral notes and subtle earthy aromas. Excellent concentration of fleshy round tannin fill the palate along with flavors of ripe blackberry, chocolate covered cherry, clove, dark truffle and well-integrated caramelized oak. The persistent yet elegant finish is polished and round. Drink now through 2024.