Beautifully integrated oak and firm structure combine with Bordeaux profile aromas to create
a superbly balanced wine. Aromas of black cherries and cinnamon highlight a palate ripe with
juicy raspberry and blueberry. Accents of toasted baguette, mocha and fresh cedar carry
through the finish.
Our home ranch on the westside of the High Valley AVA has been known as “High Serenity Ranch”
for over one hundred years. The blocks planted to this idyllic site include Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Each block is comprised of ancient lakebed and alluvial soils from the
surrounding mountain range. The transverse valley winds create some of the coolest sites in Lake
County. The lower temperatures on the valley floor allow for diurnal temperature swings of more
than forty degrees, enhancing flavor development while retaining a crisp acidity in the fruit.
At Brassfield Estate, our winemaking emphasizes quality and the use of traditional handcrafted
techniques, which create wines that have both power and finesse. We used aerative pump overs
in stainless tanks to keep primary fermentation healthy. After sending wines to 25% new French
Oak and 75% neutral barrels, we allowed our wines to undergo natural malolactic fermentation in
our caves. The wine aged in barrel for 14 months before bottling.