Dark and brooding, showing evolved aromatic complexity of sweet black cherry and notes of cedar, orange peel, dark chocolate, and mocha. Richly concentrated on the palate with notes of cassis, black cherry, white pepper, and licorice with nice velvety textures, mature tannins, and a long plus finish that blends power and elegance perfectly. A wine to enjoy now or age gracefully for the next 10 to 15 years.
In Napa Valley, we speak a lot about our Mediterranean climate being perfectly suited for farming the finest wine grapes. The growing season is marked by long dry, warm, sunny days, followed by cool nights.
And while there are many beautiful areas on earth that experience this perfect daytime climate, Napa’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean brings a cooling influence that arrives on schedule each and every night. We rely emphatically on the cool nights to foster slow, even ripening so our crop can achieve rich fruit with deep complexity. In recognition and celebration of Napa’s idyllic nighttime conditions, we are thrilled to announce our newest wine, “Night” proprietary red wine — an aromatic, brooding blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier.
Inspiration for the name of this new wine not only comes from our celebration of the “night,” but also from James’ brother, Jeff Harder, who owns Ex Nihilo Winery in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Jeff and his wife Decoa launched their own first proprietary red wine back in 2006 giving it the name: Night.
Over the years, the brothers have shared many conversations on the trials and tribulations of undertaking their shared vision of producing world-class wines in their respective regions. In fact, soon after James Cole launched “Privado,” Jeff launched a “Privata.” The idea of being able to share their journeys together in small ways, even though in different countries, cannot even begin to be described in words. And just think, now at family get-togethers, we can simply say, “Please pass the Night” and we’ll be covered either by north or south.
We haven’t been able to cross the border and see our family since the pandemic began, so we anxiously await our reunion to share wine, conversation, and a whole lot of overdue hugs.
To that, we say, “Cheers to family and bring on the Night!”