The color is deep ruby. 2015 Nicolette Christopher opens with enticing notes of cherries, cassis, dark berries, plum, violets, vanilla and spices in the aroma. On the palate, the wine continues to build on the aromas with plums, red cherry, candied fruit, graphite, and toasty oak. 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, 2015. The wine is composed of Clone 337 grown in Rutherford. The vines were beautifully farmed, properly cropped, and balanced. . 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 June 3, 2017. Only 195 cases were produced.