From a beautiful vineyard located on the Oakville bench of Napa Valley, this wine was made with the passionate, uncompromised & ongoing pursuit of quality. As the French say, “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnement!” (I love you, a little, a lot, passionately!) Handcrafted by using classical winemaking techniques, this special wine is dedicated to Jodie Morlet.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 93-96
"The 2009 Passionnement (Cabernet Sauvignon) is a beautifully focused, layered wine. Sweet roses, flowers of all sorts, dark red berries, licorice and new leather flow gracefully from this supple, silky wine. The Passionnement possesses lovely textural depth and plenty of volume in a racy, sleek style."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 96+
"Good bright, deep red. Cassis, graphite, cedar, licorice, tobacco and flowers on the nose. Seamless and fine-grained, with lovely precision and lift to the dark berry and violet flavors. Impressively complex and intense wine with a light touch (especially for its 3.95 pH). Finishes with terrific sappy perfume and a tight tannic spine for extended aging."