Appearance exhibits rich purple color with dark hues. This wine is elegant. There is exuberant fruit with pronounced plum and blackberry. The fruit is framed with barrel notes of toast and piecrust. The pallet has jammy yet, supple richness from integrated tannin structure. The wine comes together on the finish and lingers on the back of the pallet providing a long finish This wine is approachable now and will age for 12 years. The 2012 growing season was ideal in the Napa Valley.