Classic vintage for this higher-altitude fruit, with steady diurnal shifts and even ripening above the Valley’s fog line around 1,600 feet elevation. Its small clusters were hand-harvested before dawn and hand-sorted before traditional fermentation, with 21-days on the skins. Aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 29 months, with native malolactic fermentation completed by its first spring.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Cimarossa Vineyard
Appellation: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Total Production: 204 cases
Wine Enthusiast 94 pts
Wine Spectator 93 pts