The Quarry Cabernet showcases Rutherford Cabernet qualities, with its signature dusty and earthy characteristics. Mouthwatering juicy red plum and raspberry aromas and flavors are layered with hints of toasty oak, dried herbs, cola and sarsaparilla, all of which are nicely framed by round tannins. - Winemaster, Ed Sbragia
“The 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an aromatic, inviting wine from the start. This wine is brimming with plum, blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas. The flavors are equally rich – I get black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. The tannins are dense, and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall.” – Winemaker, Laurie Hook
The 2007 Bancroft Ranch Merlot is a rich garnet color, and brims with flavors of ripe black fruits, brown spices and a hint of orange zest. Its refined tannins and depth of flavor make it one of our most memorable wines from Howell Mountain.
Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | December 2010 "As for the single vineyard offerings, my favorites include the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard, which offers up notes of chocolate, scorched earth, black currants and berry."
This very special wine offers golden hue and features aromas of apricot nectar, crème brulee, vanilla and honey. Rich flavors of butterscotch, stone fruit and spice, with just a slight hint of cigar box, coat the mouth and linger for a long, luxurious finish. Whether paired with a cheese or rich dessert, Nightingale is a wonderful way to end a meal. - Roger Harrison, Nightingale Winemaker
“Pinot Noir always presents an incredible array of characteristics, beginning with the aromas of chocolate covered cherries, candied violets and traces of anise and mint that greet the nose. Vibrant red fruit flavors are accentuated by bright acidity, hints of smoke and barrel toast. The 2008 Napa Valley Pinot Noir has a lovely richness and weight, making it a wonderful pairing for many richer dishes.” – Winemaker, Laurie Hook