2014 ESV Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Eagle Summit Vineyard

"Only 250 cases of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Eagle Summit Vineyard were made, by none other than the well-known consultant Thomas Brown. Beautifully sweet tannins, a dense purple color, and a layered, full-bodied mouthfeel with no hard edges are the earmarks of Thomas Brown’s winemaking style. There’s beautiful concentration but nothing out of balance or rustic in this wine. This is a full-bodied classic from Howell Mountain with plenty of blueberry, mulberry and blackcurrant fruit, a floral note and restrained oak. Drink it over the next 15 or so years." ~ 93pts Robert Parker, WA #228

The Eagle Summit Vineyard, owned by the Doty family, was the first vineyard that Josh replanted upon his return to the Napa Valley.  It was replanted in 2000 to Cabernet Sauvignon with two different rootstock and clonal selections.  The soil is composed of well drained Aiken loam and is comprised of a mix of rich red soil and classic Howell Mountain rocks.  There is the use of a permanent cover crop to help dry down spring soils and promote smaller, concentrated fruit.  The vineyard is situated at an elevation of 2100 feet and is slightly rolling.  Eagle Summit is one of those vineyards that, year after year, performs consistently and offers up the highest quality of fruit with very little manipulation.

Winemaker
Thomas Brown
Vineyard Manager
Josh Clark
Oak Profile
100% French Oak 80% New
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Release date
February 7, 2017
Appellation
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Eagle Summit Vineyard
Winery Retail Price
$110
Production
250 cases
2014 ESV Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon