Archimedes is a Cabernet Sauvignon that derives its alluring spice quality from the small amount of unique Knights Valley Cabernet Franc that is added to the blend. This fruit is highly aromatic and extremely dark, which is atypical of the variety. We use a significant amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from our own Estate and additional batches from Alexander Valley and Knights Valley vineyards, which we find particularly impressive, well concentrated and distinct. We get very bright cherry notes from the Alexander Valley fruit and darker fruit impressions from the Knights Valley grapes. The final wine is created by selecting the best blend from individual barrels within each lot. This accounts for Archimedes’ tremendous complexity.