2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
When I started as Assistant at Wellington Vineyards I helped make wine for Bill Hawley, grape grower on Mount Veeder and California Wine Connoisseur magazine “Surfer Dude of the Year”. The wheel has come full circle and starting in 2015 I began to make his wines again, giving me access to a small amount of his fantastic fruit for my own use. This is mountain Napa Cabernet, a wine that will age wonderfully, full of the brushy notes of Mount Veeder but made in my style of less alcohol and less oak than seems to be in vogue. It was a wonderful year to make my first Napa Cabernet and I hope it will age as well as the 1995 version we opened at Bill’s place last year.