The name "Karl Lawrence" comes from combining the middle names of the two founding partners: Michael Karl Trujillo and Bryan Lawrence Henry. Their venture together will have the common goal of producing a unique and outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the wonderful Napa Valley.
The 2015 harvest became known as the year of the heat spike. Several days of 100-degree heat matured the tannins in the fruit while the vines held their flavor profile. Winemaker Bruce Devlin says that we were able “to achieve a wine that is youthful in its expression and yet mature in its elegance.”
Bruce describes the vintage as fruit forward with round and velvety tannins and structure. Blended with 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Petite Sirah. Ample and robust, the finished wine offers up juicy black cherry along with the full Cabernet gamut of tobacco, cedar, and leather.