This wine is every bit the powerhouse that you’ve come to love. Gorgeous, inky-black color and aromas of réglisse, dark chocolate and floral notes are the first impressions. With smooth and powerful musculature, this opulent, full-bodied wine exhibits rich mulberry, espresso, and cigar box notes with a hint of minerality. Finishing with good acidity, prodigious yet smooth tannins, and a long, concentrated mouthfeel; this wine will drink well for 20+ years. ~ 100 cases produced
94 points WA #234
The Eagle Summit Vineyard, owned by the Doty family, was the first vineyard that Josh replanted upon his return to the Napa Valley. It was replanted in 2000 to Cabernet Sauvignon with two different rootstock and clonal selections. The soil is composed of well-drained Aiken loam and is comprised of a mix of rich red soil and classic Howell Mountain rocks. There is the use of a permanent cover crop to help dry down spring soils and promote smaller, concentrated fruit. The vineyard is situated at an elevation of 2100 feet and is slightly rolling. Eagle Summit is one of those vineyards that, year after year, performs consistently and offers up the highest quality of fruit with very little manipulation.