2010 Beatty Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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 date back to before Prohibition. The cabernet sauvignon blocks that we source from were planted 40 years ago making these cabernet vines, planted in iron rich red Aiken soils, some of the oldest on Howell Mountain.

Comprised of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 7) and 3% petit verdot (Forman clone), this wine is 100% Howell Mountain.

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2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Coombsville is an up and coming region in the Napa Valley, having just received appelation (AVA) status on December 14, 2011. For a while it has been the secret of many winemakers as the cool weather and long growing season produces a wine that is more complex and structured than many of the warmer "Valley Floor" spots.

Roughly two-thirds of this wine comes from Coombsville with the remainder coming from Howell Mountain and Oakville. It's a classic blend that's comprised of 93% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc, 3% merlot, and 1% petit verdot and aged in 100% french oak fro 22 months.

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