Resting high atop Napa Valley’s exclusive Atlas Peak is our family's Animo vineyard - 15 acres of rocky, volcanic soil at an elevation of up to 1,350 feet. This vineyard exudes power and structure using cutting edge vineyard techniques that focus on the phenolic and flavorful cycles of the vine. With only 264 cases produced, all of the grapes were hand selected and barrel fermented in small lots creating the ultimate Grand Cru of the Napa Valley.
Aromatics of freshly muddled boysenberries, toasted vanilla and slight woodsy cardamom grace the opening volley. The welcoming notes of this wine offer an integrated structure of approachable and full tannins with interlocked fruits that define the beauty of this vintage. The 2013 M by Michael Mondavi wine has a complete mouthfeel, which is complimented by elegant aromatics and a superb lengthy finish.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot.
Production: 264 cases.