Located across the street from the tasting room, the La Jolla del Norte vineyard was planted in 1975 [check, the Journal says the wine first offered in 1985]. From two of those blocks, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of clone 7 and a special selection of vines sources from Oakville’s Martha’s Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon performs exceptionally well in the volcanic soil of this hillside block. The wine is elegant and structured with black fruit flavors and balanced alcohol. It is a remarkably pleasing wine in its toddler stage, and its graces increase with age.  It will certainly reward the patience of those who put down a case or two in the cellar.