Artefact was born out of our intention to create a Napa Cabernet with depth and a unique voice. To this end, we have sought out Cabernet sources that are not typical, as the pioneering farmers of Napa once did, looking for unique terroirs and microclimates. The vineyard sources for this wine have varied since its inception in 2005, but Artefact found its home in vintage 2011 at Kenefick Ranch Vineyard in Calistoga on Pickett Road, where the volcanic soils are deep and extremely rocky. We continue to fine-tune our approach to this wine, assuring that the vintage and vineyard shine in each bottle. This wine is typically aged in 90-100% new French oak barrels for 20-21 months.