Aromas of sweet cedar, plum, and dried herb hint at the juicy flavors of plum and
pomegranate in the glass. Subtle accents of green olive, earth and spice harmonize
beautifully with the dark, rich fruit. Vibrant acidity helps the flavors linger on the
palate, while integrated oak lengthens the finish.
The nine-acre Suscol Ranch is located in Jamieson Canyon, south of the city
of Napa. The area is very cool, with dense fog early in the season and windy
conditions all year long. Planted on a gentle, north-facing knoll of deep, loamy
soil, the vines are cordon trained to give the grapes maximum sun exposure.
The cool conditions allow the fruit to mature slowly, gracefully developing
flavors and mature tannins.