These blocks are composed of the oldest vines of this particular variety on the property – and many believe in Napa Valley - and represent St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon in its purest form.
Like many older Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Napa valley, the vines faced the bulldozer a few years back due to the decline in the amount of fruit they produced. However, Jack and I agreed that regardless of the limited yield, these vines were by far the most concentrated and balanced of their peers. So, we saved them and they now provide the foundation for Varozza Vineyards stunning Cabernet.
The berries are the size of a blueberry, at best. The skins are thick and tough, and loaded with color and tannin. The flavor they produce lends toward a rustic, earth driven wine with undercurrents of very black fruit. The tannins are incredibly well structured, but integrate into the wine with such finesse you would think it was made of silk.