This tribute wine opens with a seductive, intense chocolate-tinged dark berry fruit bouquet. Layered flavors and a deep velvety texture provide pleasure galore in Catherine Eddy’s homage to her mother. You can cellar this through 2007, but you don’t have to—this single-vineyard blend from one of Napa’s most desirable neighborhoods is supple and delicious now.
Soft and melted in the modern Napa style, a blend of Merlot and Cab sauv and Franc. With dry blackberry and oak flavors, the wine represents the triumph of international winemaking over terroir.