For as long as we can remember, an intriguing black cat has shadowed us in our vineyards. For luck, our first winemaker fastened a number-nine amulet to its collar, representing the nine mythical lives of a cat. Since the amulet first appeared, each vintage, each wine has resulted more and more elegant, regardless of hardship or affliction. The enigmatic black cat has become our constant companion amidst the vines, somehow outliving us all. 9 Lives reserve wines are crafted using the best grapes as a tribute to our mysterious friend.