2011 Beatty Ranch Howell Mountain
Ranging between 1720 to 1800 ft in elevation, the 32 acre Beatty Ranch sits above the fog and at the heart of the Howell Mountain appellation. So much so that the Howell Mountain appellation came to be with the help of Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards), Bill Smith (La Jota Vineyards) and topographic maps of the area spread on Mr. Beatty’s dinning room table. This vineyard has a long history as some zinfandel blocks were planted over 100 years ago, back to before Prohibition. The cabernet sauvignon blocks that we source from were planted over 40 years ago making these cabernet vines, planted in iron rich red Aiken soils, some of the oldest on Howell Mountain.A blend of 89% cabernet sauvignon, 8% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot, this wine is 100% Howell Mountain.