This Cabernet comes from a hilltop at Mahoney ranch, located on the Napa Valley side of Carneros. The wine exhibits a lovely balance between tannins and acidity with dark fruit, spice, and subtle French oak.
Bing cherry and Sequoia strawberry fruit characters with a hint of peppercorn.
The cherry-head barrel seemed to concentrate these aromas and give the
wine a deeper burgundy hue, mouth watering fruit flavors, and a more
opulent texture and finish compared to traditional 100% oak barrels.