We craft this “Tête de Cuvée” blend of Cabernet and Merlot from the very best barrels in our winery. The blend varies each year and is driven by our commitment to producing a wine that can rival the top wines of Bordeaux or Napa. Production of this wine is always tiny.
The nose shows the unique violet notes that are a signature of our site along with hints of vanilla and ripe dark fruits. On the palate the wine is a seamless presentation of classic Bordeaux flavors. The tannin structure is both supple and robust. This is a wine that has aged beautifully, and will continue to do so with more cellar time for those who are patient.
The wine is produced from the very top lots of fruit from our original home ranch in Bennett Valley on Serenity Way Vineyard. The blend for our Serenity Way “Tête de Cuvée” is always of our Cabernet and Merlot, which, lie on 20% due south facing slopes. The rocky volcanic soils and the great maritime influence from the Petaluma Gap make for a compelling wine, vintage after vintage. The 2009 Serenity Way is a tribute to the exceptional nature of our site. Steep slopes, meticulous farming, and perfect drainage all were factors in us being able to produce a great wine in this challenging vintage.