Tasting notes: This wine is produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bartolucci Vineyard on Dean York Lane in St. Helena. It offers vibrant cassis, blackberries and mulberries scents with hints of olives, bay leaves and tilled soil. The palate is full-bodied, firm and fine-grained with background freshness and plenty of energy in the finish.
Producer: The Honig Family purchased their 68-acre vineyard in Rutherford in 1964, and sold the grapes they grew to neighboring wineries. In 1980, the family tried their hand at producing their own Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, to great acclaim. Michael Honig took over management of the winery in 1984, at the age of 22. In 1987, the Honigs made their first Cabernet Sauvignon. Under Michael, Honig's direction, the winery has grown from a small "garage winery" to a 25 person operation. Using solar power and sustainable farming methods, winemaker, Kristin Belair focuses on two varietals: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This focus allows her to produce handcrafted wines that are a true expression of the vineyard.
Vineyard and Winemaking: Located at the base of the Mayacamas Range on the west side of St. Helena, this vineyard has been farmed by the Bartolucci family for three generations. With its well-drained soil and gentle slopes, this vineyard is perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was pressed after 20 - 28 days on the skins and was aged for 20 months in new French oak barrels. Bottled May 19, 2021.
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