This is the moment we have been waiting for. The introduction of our new single-vineyard Cabernet: La Place. This postage stamp of a site, the size of a small “Place” or town square, is a monopole belonging to and lovingly tended to by Dan Higgins and Maiya Shaw, aided by Jim Barbour and his adept team. The vineyard is adjacent to a number of famous neighbors, tucked against the eastern hills of Napa south of Calistoga and planted in very rocky, well-drained soils. All of this adds up to a wine with huge personality - aromas of blueberry, blackberry pie, darkest chocolate, creme de violet and exotic spice. The palate is extremely fluid with a lush texture and everything in its place, letting the flavors of dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, minerals and asian spice explode on the sweet, sultry finish.