This mountain Cabernet comes from one of Napa’s premiere growing regions high in the Vaca Mountains east of St. Helena, and is best served after an hour in a decanter. The mountain soil, rich in volcanic ash, imparts strong, mineral-laden aromas of tobacco and clay reminiscent of eastern Pomerol. This is a full-bodied Cab with concentrated flavors of plummy blackberry and black currant. Silky, well-restrained tannins contribute to the lush mouth feel while maintaining the firm underlying structure needed for long term aging. The lengthy finish unveils complex notes of clove, cocoa and sandalwood.