Winemaker Notes Wines from the compressed, 1980 growing season contain ripe, concentrated aromas and flavors with high tannin levels and good structure.
91 - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Still deep ruby/purple with an intense chocolatey, blackcurrant, and mineral scented bouquet… (1988)
Blend and Grape Sources
85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot from 7% estate & 93% grower vineyards:
7% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena), 93% Calistoga, Napa Valley, Rutherford, and Yountville growers, including 29% Eisele Vineyard.
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging/Cooperage 15 months in Never and Limousin barrels