Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet opens with a lovely bouquet of forward fruit, soft notes of oak from the barrel fermentation, some anise and a hint of mocha. Ripe black fruit unfolds on the palate offering cassis, blackberry and black cherry. The finish is long and lingering with a smooth rich texture. 24% of the 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in new French Oak. The balance of the wine was fermented traditionally, in stainless steel tanks, then moved to French neutral oak for balance.