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2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on July 21, 2011

Some of the greatest and most cellar-worthy wines in the world are grown in very poor soils, and our Howell Mountain Cabernet is a classic example. Struggling in the shallow, compressed volcanic ash on our rugged slope, the vines send their roots deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients. Flavor profile: Full-bodied […]


Napa Valley AVA

by David on June 25, 2009

Napa Valley is a strange and wonderful place, perhaps in equal parts. In an area about 1/8 of the size of Bordeaux, we are able to grow a great number of different grape varieties with remarkable success. For the wonderful array of Napa Valley wines we enjoy today, we owe our thanks to Mother Nature […]


2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on October 6, 2006

“This is a wine for serious Cabernet drinkers…” comments Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker. “The beautiful mountain fruit gives us such incredible depth of color, flavor and texture. It’s a big, sumptuous mouthful!” In a hillside situation, with limited available water and nutrients, the vines produce very low yields of intensely flavored, tiny grapes. “…this kind […]


2002 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on June 24, 2005

This classic Cabernet is from Howell Mountain, one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious mountaintop appellations. This vintage presents a complex nose of black cherries, cherry cordial, oak spice, elegant floral scents and a hint of sweet tobacco. This is a tremendously concentrated wine with luscious chocolate, black currant, blackberry, plum and strawberry flavors… rounding off […]