Cimarossa is 2100 feet high on Howell Mountain overlooking the Napa Valley. Our block #10 is one of the steepest in the vineyard with the distinctive reddish Howell Mountain soil type. Year in year out - there is that unmistakable graphite, pencil led, mineral nose and flavor to the wines from this block that set it apart from our other single vineyard Cabernets. Hudson Vineyard is easily one of the great vineyards of Napa Carneros, with a history for world class Chardonnay and Syrah. We love our block which is planted to two clones - Alban and Syrah Noir. Lee Hudson is a great grape farmer and friend for several decades now.
74% Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley - Howell Mountain - Cimarossa Vineyard
26% Syrah - Napa Valley - Carneros - Hudson Vineyard
The Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is from Howell Mountain. The Syrah is from the Hudson Vineyard, in Carneros. The wine is very fine, offering complex tiers of blackberries, black currants, cherries, raspberries, bacon, sweet Proven?al herbs, spices and toasty oak. Very fine, with a sharp bite of acidity that calls for a good steak.