The color is deep ruby. 2013 Nicolette Christopher opens with enticing notes of warm cassis, dark berries, plum, rosewater, vanilla and baking spices in the aroma. On the palate, the wine continues to build on the aromas with plums, red cherry, violets, graphite, and caramel. The freshness of the acidity, density of fruit and silky texture are a refined expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Three tons of Cabernet Sauvignon was crushed on September 16, 2013. The wine is composed of Clone 337 grown in the beautiful Grigsby Vineyard on Yountville Cross Road. The vines were beautifully farmed, properly cropped, and balanced. Grigsby Vineyard is certified organic. The wine was produced in small open topped fermentors and underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrels to enhance mouthfeel. It was aged 22 months in French oak barrels, one third of which were new.
Bottling occurred on July 29, 2015. Only 179 cases were produced.