Critical Acclaim: 95 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. This is my first time tasting this new project high up on Howell Mountain with winemaker Celia Welch and WOW-what an impressive start! I asked Celia how she managed to produce a wine of such crunchiness, freshness and purity in 2017. “It probably barely got above 90 degrees during the Labor Day heat wave up there," she said with a smile. The longer, cooler growing season certainly shows in the finesse of these beauties. A vineyard to watch!
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Aromas of dark blackberry briars, bay leaf, earth, fragrant black tea and just a very slight base note of sweet vanilla. On the palate, the immense structure of this wine is immediately apparent. Bright fruit combines with a core that shows density and strength. The tannins are plentiful but rounded, adding a sense of juiciness to the finish. The wine is clearly made to last.
Winemaker: Celia Welch.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon.