1981 Vintage

One of the earliest harvests in Napa Valley history. A very mild winter with lower-than-average rainfall gave way to early bud break and hot weather in June. The wines produced were lean, elegant, and quite long-lived.

Cabernet Sauvignon 93% and Cabernet Franc 7%

Skin Contact:
10 Days

Barrel Aging:
22 Months 
in New French Oak

Our Aging Guideline Chart suggests: no further aging needed for this wine.