We are delighted the Banshee wines are so popular with our clientele because the guys behind them are some of the sweetest, coolest, most fun gentlemen you'd ever want to meet! And they also make darn good wine at a very fair price point.
It is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Rutherford and Howell Mountain along with 4% Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain. The wine was aged for 19 months in 65% new French oak barrels but all that vibrant fruit could easily take that amount of fresh oak - without much in the way of woody character getting in the way. Here is how the guys describe it, "Dark plum, cocoa, blackberry and sage aromas with powerful, well delineated flavors of dark chocolate covered cherry, macerated strawberry, wild herbs, mineral and touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15-20 years."