"Our Flat Rock Ranch vineyard is located near the north corner of where Yountville Cross Road meets Silverado Trail, on State Lane. This prized, complex fruit from the Yountville Appellation is a result of unique geological and meteorological conditions: volcanic soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District, but also display ancient coastal deposits, and sedimentary and alluvial soils that provide beneficial stress for our vines. Marine air currents from San Pablo Bay to the south are caught when they reach the Yountville Mounts, providing a natural cooling effect that balances warm, sunny days that ripen the rich tannins of our hallmark Cabernet Sauvignon to elegant distinction.
With aromas of toasted coconut, vanilla, and dried figs, the palate exhibits a developing wine, full-bodied with subdued tannins. This cellar gem has notes of English walnut, tart boysenberry, cocoa, and an alluring finish of black liquorice." (Winemaker's Notes)
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Yountville AVA (Napa Valley)
Aging: 21 months in French oak, 50% new
94 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Flat Rock Ranch, from another Yountville site, is softer than the Mast Ranch, with sweet tannin, dense purple color, plenty of creme de cassis, blackberry and blueberry. There is a nice floral element as well, and the wine finishes full, rich and impressive. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades."