A classic blend of Bordeaux varietals, this wine showcases the wonderful relationship between Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, with each varietal complementing the other. Grown mostly in Rutherford, the unique characteristic of the appellation shines through with aromas of toasted oak, leather, and the smell of the ubiquitous Rutherford Dust. Slight floral aromas of violet and rose blend in with the earthy tones. Prominent flavors of red fruits including cranberry and pomegranate give the wine a lift on the palate, balanced with layers of dark chocolate, currant, and anise, with soft tannins lingering on the finish. Aged in 80% new French oak barrels for 21 months, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the best of blending, marrying attributes from the three varietals and vineyard site into a well-balanced, seamless wine.