This is the second time we have released Napoleon’s Secret. It's debut was the 2012 vintage and it was surely a flagship bestseller for us. This year is no different and honestly an improvement from the last Napoleon Bordeaux Blend. This is a wine made to be comparable to the great Cab blends of Bordeaux France and with the addition of Syrah from our property it adds much depth and complexity.
From this outstanding low yielding vintage emerges a smooth, generous palate with very fine dusty tannins and natural acidity expressing exemplary balance. As smooth and voluptuous as its 2012 predecessor, the flavors and fragrance of this vintage leans toward black and blue fruits and seasoned wood. Blueberries, plums, and black currants provide juicy, mouth-filling flavors while distinct notes of oak, graphite, cigar box, and earthy spices create aromatic accents that are bound to evolve and become even more intense with bottle age. This is a cellar wine that will continue to age beautifully for 15-20 years.