This wine is a tribute to David’s father, Don Long. In 1948, he opened his first butcher shop in Palo Alto, California. It was from these humble beginnings that a passion began for wine. In his search for the finest wine growing area, he was introduced to wines of Pritchard Hill. Once that happened the “hook” was set. This
passion for growing and producing the best wines has been passed down through three generations. We are proud to craft this wine in his honor.
HARVEST DATE: September 12th, 14th, 24th, 2014
BARREL PROGRAM: 85% New French oak
BLEND: 54% Merlot
24% Cabernet Franc
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Petit Verdot
WINE CHEMISTRY: Alc. v/v: 14.7%
CASES PRODUCED: 252 cases
This wine has an intense, dark inky color offering aromas of wild blackberry and baked current along with subtle notes of violets followed by savory notes of dried sage/rosemary flower, allspice and toasted oak. The palate texture is fine grained and persistent throughout, while offering silkiness of tannins with flavors of pomegranate/cherry compote, tamarind-candied cassis and black olive. This wine will be best enjoyed from 2018 to 2028.