Affinity is 100% estate grown, single-vineyard bottling from La Londe Vineyard, our estate vineyard in the Mt. George foothills just south of Stag’s Leap. While the soul of Affinity has always come from this site, by transitioning Affinity to a single-vineyard release we are able to capture the essential, focused identity of this extraordinary site.
The structure in the 2014 is incredibly dense, coming from some of the smallest berries we’ve ever received from La Londe – a result of early budbreak, extended hang time and the third year of a major drought. The 2014 has tremendous depth and concentration, with opulent black raspberry and black currant flavors wrapped in fragrant aromas of licorice, incense and spice box.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc