Winemaker Notes: "We made this Cabernet to be structured to age for a decade, but approachable enough to be enjoyed now. By blending in Merlot to tone down the tannin and giving depth to the texture in the mid-palate, we’ve emphasized its elegance on the palate with underlying power and length. Showing natural earth notes and spice from Reynolds Estate and Persistence Vineyards, the bright cherry, blackberry and spice on the silky palate expresses an elegant and powerful, yet slightly restrained Cabernet. Throw in a touch of bright dark cherry from the Annapurna Vineyard, and the results area a fantastic example of Napa Valley Cabernet. Enjoy on its own for it’s complexity, but it really shines with the accompaniment of grilled steaks, braised meats or firm, aromatic cheeses."