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Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon 100.0%
Alcohol 15.0%

Growing Conditions

At the northeastern side of Napa Valley’s Vaca Range, the Howell Mountain appellation peaks at 2,500 feet. Our estate W.S. Keyes Vineyard was planted in 1888, and has been the exclusive source for the Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon since its first vintage in 1995. The vineyard sits at 1,825 feet, high above the fog line, where temperatures are cool but moderate, and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular thrives with extra time to ripen. The vines bask in a steady breeze and sunlight, surrounded by a forest of ponderosa pine. Lean, quick-draining soils force the vines to struggle, yielding small grapes that possess deep, concentrated flavor with a signature minerality and earthy undertone.

Aging

19 months in 100% new French oak

Harvest

hand-harvested, low yields of 2 tons per acre.

Bottling

bottled unfined and unfiltered