Napa Valley’s 2013 vintage fostered deeply concentrated, complex wines, as shown by our Winemaker’s Reserve Red Wine. This inky purple-hued Bordeaux-style blend bursts with gorgeous dark-fruit aromas, followed by a dense palate that mixes both dark and red-berry notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon component delivers rich cassis and blackberry character and a powerful structure to the blend, while the Merlot tames the tannins with its plush mid-palate and notes of ripe cherry and dark chocolate. Cabernet Franc adds a hint of wild thyme and gives even more complexity to the fruit profile, as does Malbec with its juicy plum note. Lastly, the seductive hint of violet comes from Petit Verdot. New French oak barrels layer the dark-fruit finish with baking spice and espresso nuances.