Apex is our pinnacle of Cabernet-based blending. Dark, rich, and smooth in texture, the aromatics are fresh blueberries, roasted coffee, anise, and caramel. Integrated tannins frame a core of ripe dark berries and cocoa.
Sonoma County is incredible Cabernet country, so using it as an anchor in a blend is exciting. Blue Dog Cabernet is the base for this wine at 50% and its location in Dry Creek Valley makes for fully ripe, rounded texture. Famighetti Vineyards’ Syrah, from up above the valley floor, lends aromatic complexity and rich mouthfeel while the addition of Merlot, from further south in Carneros, helps reinforce a red-fruit balance of juicy acidity. The final element we needed to fill in some deeper notes of flavor and color was an inky drop of Petite Sirah from Rockpile vineyard in far northern Sonoma County!