An outstanding blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec is a beauty from four vineyards in Napa Valley, showing the vintage's telltale purity, dense purple color, lushness and seductive mocha, espresso and chocolaty notes intermixed with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit.
Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavours delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish.
Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish.
The Dakine Merlot is crafted in an elegant and restrained style showing good texture and appetizingly grainy tannins. The “secret sauce” is the blending of 19 percent Malbec, which is grown in the Dakine Vineyard alongside the Merlot. The red currant, cedar and dried herb aromas have a hint of chocolate, and on the palate, black cherry...
Aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, cranberries and toasty oak. Moderately rich and juicy with very ripe cherry flavor emerging over time accented with mocha and cola, showing a bit of tarry oak in the background. The plentiful tannin and oak needs time to integrate.
Essensia is a full-bodied sweet wine made with Orange Muscat Grapes. The experience of Essensia is unmistakable: a rich gold in the glass is accompanied by spicy orange-apricot-pear flavors and aromas, blanced with perfect fruit acidity to finish clean, tempting you for one more sip
Fragrantly sweet red cherry and wild berry fruit is layered with a seductive blend of smokiness and spices (cinnamon, clove, vanilla, sage) which flow seamlessly on the round, supple palate. A refreshing lift of acidity balances the richness and the wine finishes with a deliciously long taste of pure, ripe fruit and spice.
Red fruits tend to dominate the nose, the mix of redcurrant and cherry has a peppery spiciness. The palate is rich, the fruit feels ripe but there is enough freshness, hints of bilberry and raspberry that lift the flavours and balance the sweetness. The finish is lovely and rich, one is left with a mouthful of fruit