This wine was originally released in the 1969 vintage and then not again until 2016. It appears to be more consistent since then. It is made to be a more ageable wine than their basic Napa Cab utilizing grapes from different areas in Napa. Purple in color with ruby swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, slight cassis, cedar and minerality. Medium bodied. On the palate, cassis with good acidity. Some underlying smoked earth. Long finish. Drinking well now and should drink well for another ten to twelve years. Nice on its own, this will work well with roasted chicken or duck.