2017 Vineyard Designate Cabernet Horizontal
One bottle each of:
2017 Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Yountville Cabernet
2017 Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet
2017 Tietjen Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet.
Morisoli Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench, between Niebaum and Manley Lanes, at the base of Mount Saint John. This area has a worldwide reputation for producing complex, distinctive and age worthy wines. The unique terroir consists of well-drained, light, dusty, gravelly soil that produces grapes with vibrant flavor and impeccable balance. The resulting wines express equal parts power and finesse. This historic vineyard has been meticulously farmed by the Morisoli family for over a century. Each year, since 1987, we have been fortunate to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from this very special place in Napa Valley.
The Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard is situated in the western hills of Yountville, an AVA since 1999. This site has been continually farmed since 1878 as orchards, dairy, and finally vineyard. The mature vines struggle in shallow soil to yield low quantities of expressive grapes. The area offers a unique combination in Napa both with soil and climate. The soil is sedimentary in origin, gravelly alluvial earth with rock. Climatically, the cool marine currents from San Pablo Bay to the south are trapped when they reach what are known as the Yountville Mounts, keeping the air naturally cooler even on the warmest summer days and allowing the grapes plenty of time to develop distinct flavors and show off the local “terroir.”
The Tietjen Vineyard, located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench, features shallow alluvial soils graced by the protective influence of Mt. St. John, which dominates the skyline just to the west of their property. With the deft care provided by Jim Barbour Vineyard Management, this vineyard yields wines which display a lovely array of classic Rutherford notes.