With yet another nearly-perfect 2015 growing season in Napa Valley, vintners celebrated abundant yields and a third-straight vintage of world-class quality….Half of the fruit for this vintage was sourced from the namesake Cerrito Block, a meter-by-meter vineyard planted along the eastern edge of Rutherford AVA, with the balance coming from another vineyard eight miles south, in the Oak Knoll District. Dark crimson to black in color, the nose presents classic varietal aromas of licorice, dried flowers, and leather. We employ a modest but lengthy oak regime of 40% new French barrels of 30 months complimenting the nuanced red fruit flavors. 515 cases produced | JDB Wines
A dark inkwell of color opens up into a nose of espresso and dried violets and continues to the palate with deep grooves of black and blue impressions including black raspberry, ripe plum, and warm pie fruits. Complexity intensifies in a full mid palate with a spice profile reminiscent of Mexican hot cocoa – cinnamon, cayenne, and cardamom. The finish lingers.