The soil and elevation yield a natural environment fostering intensity, color, and natural firm tannins. The vineyard, owned by Dawn Pauli-Forman and her father, is farmed by winemaker, Toby Forman.
A dark ruby to deep garnet color in the glass, the 2019 is opulent and rich. There is a balance to the rich fruit from the purity of expression as the vineyard site shines through in the first sip. Vibrant black cherries, violets, and blackberry are layered with licorice, dried herbs, and a tension from the minerality only found from Howell Mountain sites. Earthy aromas, floral notes, mocha, and spice wrap the fruit and site into a beautiful finish. Rich, smooth tannins elongate each flavor with a long finish. This 100% single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows the power and future of the Pauli Howell Mountain Vineyard Estate with its robust tannins, intense fruit, unparalleled structure and complexity.
$150 a bottle | $1800 per case(12 bottles)