The 2012 vintage fully captures the bold personality of a vineyard that we discovered high up on the Howell Mountain plateau. The iron-laden, red volcanic loam soils give this Cab its rich, saturated color and loads of deep blackberry, cassis and plum character. Violet, forest loam, maple and hazelnut nuances permeate the wide-open, dark-fruit aromas. The tannins are dynamic and chewy, and amply support the expansive flavors through the persistent finish. It’s a powerful wine, with ripeness, richness and balance.