Each vintage we select our very best barrels of wine to assemble our Highest Honor blend making every year a truly unique and beautiful expression of the vintage. It will always represent our highest achievement. The 2012 Highest Honor is sourced entirely from our favorite vineyard site in Calistoga. Its alluvial soils make it ideal for Bordeaux grape varieties.
The 2012 vintage leads with blueberry, black cherry, violets, cedar and clove on the nose. The palate is dense and rich with intense dark fruits, licorice and mineral. The finish is long and lingering with notes of vanilla, clove, cardamom, toffee and blackberries.