Scott McLeod, your Angel-funded winemaker, says:
- "I planted the vineyard in 1998 to Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a tiny 2.5 acre piece. Sonoma Valley doesn't have large, contiguous Cabernet vineyards like you have in Alexander Valley. Instead, most of the great Cabernet here is from small, specific vineyards like this one. I face south and easterly, getting great morning sun and sheltered from the winds that come thru the Bennett Valley Gap in the afternoon."
- "Angel funding lets me bring these grapes in last each year as Sonoma takes longer to ripen than Napa. Also, it takes longer to 'burn off' the green flavors associated with unripe Cabernet. We also use Angel funding to do extra work in the vines to increase light penetration into the interior of the canopy and help flavors progress from green to red, red to blue, and blue to black."
- "The color of this wine is immediately pleasurable for its density and saturation. Aromas of dark berries, mocha, lavender follow by a great 'attack' of expansive texture and opulence. Flavors are true to the variety, blue berries, dark bramble, followed by a lasting finish."