Top 100 Wines 2010, Cabernet and Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle:
"The esteemed Saratoga winery pays tribute to its dot-com neighbors with this effort blended from tiny parcels - wine from nearby backyards, essentially. It's bright, pure-fruited Cab that's charming now with floral berry fruit, plus deeper scents of violets, cassis and charred herbs."
Our knowledge of the Santa Cruz Mountains allowed us to access grapes from superior small vineyards. These growers include residential homeowner who’s grapes arrive at the crush pad in very small lots.
Warmer growing conditions on the inland side of the coast range have proven to yield superb Cabernet. Limited to 600 cases this wine was vinified using the same small scale techniques we employ for our other great wines. In the hands of a seasoned Cabernet specialist like Marty Mathis, the results are extraordinary.