AVAILABLE IN 750ML | 1.5L MAGNUM | 3L
“This winery has been consistently excellent throughout my tastings in Napa, going back many, many years. They have also kept a lid on pricing, which remains realistic and consumer friendly. …. Delicious black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, some spice box, licorice and incense are all present in this supple-textured, medium to full-bodied, opulent wine, which is sexy, lush and ideal for drinking over the next decade or more. The color is healthy dense and purple, and the wine full-bodied and textured, with a beautiful finish and real harmony. Drink it over the next decade.”
– Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
, Dec. 29, 2016
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For the second vintage, we are pleased to present Affinity as a 100% estate grown, single-vineyard bottling from La Londe Vineyard, our estate vineyard in the Mt. George foothills just south of Stag’s Leap. While the soul of Affinity has always come from this site, by transitioning Affinity to a single-vineyard release we are able to capture the essential, focused identity of this extraordinary site.
In recent years, the hillside vineyard has been farmed for higher stress levels and better uniformity throughout. The cane-pruned 30-year-old vines bear just 2.8 tons per acre, offering a rare display of the volcanic, stony soils in the finished wine. The structure in the 2014 is incredibly dense, coming from some of the smallest berries we’ve ever received from La Londe – a result of early budbreak, extended hang time and the third year of a major drought. The 2014 has tremendous depth and concentration, with opulent black raspberry and black currant flavors wrapped in fragrant aromas of licorice, incense and spice box.
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
BLEND: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
TA: 6.3G/L | pH: 3.66
CASES PRODUCED: 4218