This is a glorious example of micro-production Cabernet at its best! The bouquet is intense, offering plenty of blackberry, crème de cassis, crushed violets, and anise. There is a distinctive mountain quality here, with pure dark fruit, briary notes, baking chocolate and youthful structure. This wine is densely packed right now and will continue to age gracefully in the cellar for a decade or more!
Charles Thomas has to be one of the most experienced wine figures in the Napa Valley. His resume is a tome of the best wineries, vineyards, and projects in the Napa Valley for the past thirty plus years. Along with developing some of the valleys top vineyards resulting in multiple 100 point scores; Veeder Peak Vineyard and Keyes/Liparita Vineyard for Lokoya, Jackson Park Vineyard for Verite, Rudd's Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Edge Hill Vineyards, and Quintessa, among many others. He was also the only non-Mondavi family member to earn the title of Winemaker during family ownership and assisted in the creation, execution and evolution of Opus One from 1979 through 1994.
- Our Rating 97 - Classic