Raised in a winemaking family, I went east to pursue the law. But the siren song of wine disrupted my life in the courtroom. I found myself home, walking vineyards at dawn, instead of reading case files at midnight. They say what is meant for you will not pass you by. I consider this wine to be the finest expression of sabotage.

— Sean Roney, Vintner


92 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast, October 2017

About The Wine

Tasting Notes

Aromatics suggest tobacco, bold black fruit and notes of graphite. On the palate, red, blue and black fruits are balanced by hints of currant, vanilla and mocha. The young tannins will evolve over time and help expand the long finish.


Napa Valley

Cases Produced



St. Helena, Atlas Peak, & Diamond Mountain

Varietal Composition

83% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cab franc, 6% merlot, 4% petit verdot & 1% malbec

Technical Data

pH 3.91
TA 0.6 g/100 mL
Alc. 14.1%


In spite of mother nature sabotaging the Napa Valley with drought and an earthquake, I consider the 2014 vintage in Napa Valley a very strong vintage of high quality with depth of flavor and excellent, unique character. Despite the drought, the Napa Valley produced some spectacular weather, nearly perfection for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Mountain fruit specifically came in at an even pace and with well developed fruit character and bright acidity. The wine was aged for 20 months in 100% French oak with 40% of that New.

The Vintner

Twelve hour days. Seven days a week. Working harvest is a bit like working a big case only much more physically demanding. You experience the same sense of accomplishment when the job is done successfully. The proof is in the bottle.

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