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aiai

A gem, created out of unwavering passion in the pursuit of perfection

Selected from the most significant barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and enhanced by additional Bordeaux components, this wine is the boldest expression of the estate’s potential and power. Named “Indigo” for a color whose significance is profound in Japanese culture, this is a Cabernet Sauvignon of mighty stature the varietal is renowned for. Ai is crafted by selecting fruit from the most significant barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and enhanced by minor yet critical additions of the other Bordeaux red varieties. Ai bears the hallmark of classic Napa Cabernet; graceful and powerful on the palate, while granted the subtleties of a wine grown at high elevation in the southern part of the valley.

tasting comment

  • color
    Deep Maroon Red
    bouquet
    Wild blackberries, vanilla bean, cedar, blood orange with a hint of white pepper and minerality
    palate
    Savory, well-structured, bright acidity with delicate, silky tannins
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  • color
    Maroon Red
    bouquet
    Sweet cinnamon, dried apricot, orange zest
    palate
    White pepper, sage, thyme, austere tannins
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  • color
    Dark ruby red
    bouquet
    Dark aromas of black pepper, crushed granite, plum preserves and cinnamon
    palate
    Ambrosial fruits mingle with a divine spice, and all are framed by a soft and sweet French oak tannin
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  • color
    Bright ruby red
    bouquet
    Blackberry,blueberry, graphite, crushed stone
    palate
    Rich, elegant, understated
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  • color
    Brick red into dark purple
    bouquet
    Brandied cherry and cedar with subtle notes of graphite and plum
    palate
    A classic Cabernet Sauvignon; notes of blueberry, cassis, and hints of soft leather with rich tannins perfect for aging
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  • color
    Dense dark red to a deep purple
    bouquet
    The cedar and black licorice aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon make the first impression, followed by ripe plum and compelling spice with white pepper and marzipan
    palate
    Firm tannins speak to the longevity of this wine and pedigree of the site
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  • color
    Dense dark red to black
    bouquet
    The cedar and black licorice aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon make the first impression,followed by ripe plum and compelling spice with white pepper and marzipan
    palate
    Firm tannins speak to the longevity of this wine and pedigree of the site
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  • color
    Purple to dark garnet-red
    bouquet
    Rich plum, blackberry, cherry and cedar followed by baking spices
    palate
    Rich tannins, perfect for aging
  • color
    Black fading to a dense dark red
    bouquet
    Cedar and black licorice are followed by ripe plum and compelling spices of white pepper and marzipan
    palate
    Black fruit, cassis and cedar support firm silky tannins
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