Napa Valley is known for excellent and consistent wines, this year was no exception. From a solid fruit set to ideal harvest conditions, the grapes came in with stunning quality. Involvement of Jim and Steve Burgess in 2007 resulted in a stricter, more detailed, and more thorough evaluation of maturity resulting in some of the most accurate picking dates ever. Knowing wines are made in the vineyard, this is paramount to success. It's core of berries, cassis and cherry leads to a smooth cocoa, vanilla finish...complemented by a hint of French oak. This wine will age beautifully and years from now will continue to reveal flavor and character unique to this vintage.