This wine leads with violets, cigar box, sweet basil black cherry and tobacco on the nose. Black plum, licorice, blackberry and cherry dominate the rich palate. The finish is long and lingering with notes of currant, vanilla, mocha, caramelized brown sugar and soft tannin.
This wine is put together each year from the very best barrels we have in our cellar. Every vintage, truely unique both in flavor profile and grape varieties used, will always represent our highest achievement. The 2011 Highest Honor is sources entirely from our favorite vineyard site in Calistoga. Its alluvial soils make it idea for Bordeaux grape varieties.