For the wine snob: Organic vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley. Aged 18 months in 100% French Oak, 50% New French Oak. Proprietor and vintner Trevor Sheehan started his journey to create a top wine collection when he became a winemaker ten years ago. His first wines were eight barrels of Chardonnay from the Beckstoffer Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. Trevor carefully defined his own wine making style over the years drawing inspiration from fellow winemakers such as Nils Venge and Henri Jayer.
For the rest of us: The diverse sources of this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. The strong, traditional bouquet layers notes of ripe black cherry, dark cassis, aromatic violets, and savory curry spices rooted by earthy undertones. With clean fruit throughout the palate, this medium-bodied wine has well-structured tannins balanced by a nuance of toffee and caramel oak influence.