The first acre of this vineyard was planted in 1843, in pre-phylloxera days; the fruit is dry-grown, handpicked—treated with all the care that a winery's flagship bottling gets. Has an alluring putty note on the nose, and smooth, fine tannins on theplaalte. Concentration is excellent, and the plum and berry fruit pure and ripe. Finishes with a surge of tannins. Delicious.