Mendocino is a sprawling county of over 275,000 acres where growing conditions are varied. While farmers in the chilly Anderson Valley have been concentrating on planting Pinot Noir, especially over the last decade, our inland neighbors on the toasty bench lands above the Russian River have been growing terrific Cabernet for generations. There is 25% more Cabernet than Pinot Noir planted in Mendocino and Cab likes it warm. Navarro has been buying from Eaglepoint Ranch since the late seventies and their grapes comprise 75% of this blend. The other 25% comes from Kohn's biodynamic vineyard in Redwood Valley. After fermentation the wine was aged for a lengthy 20 months in French oak barrels, then patiently bottle-aged for another three years until the rich, herbal flavors were cushioned with velvet; this Cab is an homage to Mendocino's diversity. Gold Medal winner. 6 bottle limit. Very limited supply.