Napa Valley Fine Boutique Wines

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Eagle Summit Vineyard, Howell Mountain

Our 2016 vintage is our first vintage from the noted Eagle Summit family vineyard in the world class Howell Mountain AVA of Napa Valley.  This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is being produced with precise hand-crafting in the Bordeaux style with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects longer time to develop fuller phenolics yet maintain acid balance on the vine due to it's unusual row orientation and shading in this noted vineyard near the summit of Howell Mountain.  The result is breathtaking, bringing traditional phenolics from micro-climate and balancing them naturally with the unique volcanic soil profile and low vigor rootstock and this micro-site's ability to maintain natural acidity and longer time on the vine vs. many neighboring blocks.

A medium to full bodied age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon with ample layers of black and blue fruits, prunes, black licorice with hints of leafy herbs and warm toasted spices.  Substantial, yet supple tannins round out this well balanced wine with a remarkably pleasant finish.  Stylish, classic collector's Napa Cabernet.