These grapes come from the local St. Helena obstetrician, Brian Henry. His Seventh Day Adventist family goes back three generations in Napa Valley. He, along with his three hardworking sons, felled the trees for this northeastern facing vineyard in Howell Mountain, which is planted with various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, in addition to Merlot and Petit Verdot.
The fruit was hand harvested and cluster sorted before a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with French yeast, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times per day. In barrel, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was racked twice before bottling in June 2013. The wine will be bottle aged nearly 2 years prior to its release in Spring, 2015.
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|Varietal Composition||92% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot 2% Syrah 1% Petit Verdot|
|Harvest Date||October 2011|
|Aging||22 months in oak|
|Barrel Aging||22 months|
|Bottling Date||June 2013|