Crafted with the passionate, uncompromised and ongoing pursuit of quality, this judicious blend comes from the finest barrels of our manicured vineyards on the Oakville Bench and on the foothills of Knights Valley and St. Helena. As the French say, “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément!” (I love you, a little, a lot, passionately!) Dark purple with an intense and complex bouquet of red, black and blueberries intermixed with notes of Crème de Cassis, plum, cedar and a hint of cigar box. Full-bodied, the palate is reminiscent of the nose, with a creamy texture and a great intensity. The luscious tannins, the intense aromatic complexity and its opulence create a flamboyant yet harmonious ensemble, leading to a very long, complex and smooth finish. This ‘ne plus ultra’ will age gracefully for decades.
Passionnément “possesses terrific concentration, full-bodied power and a stunning, multidimensional mouthfeel and finish. This exceptional wine should drink well for 30+ years.”
Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate, December 2010