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The grapes for the 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from the Elsberg Family Vineyard located in the Rancho La Jota area of Howell Mountain in the beautiful Napa Valley. The harvest began on October 12th and was completed on the 19th with an average sugar of 25.4 degrees Brix with a TA of .61mg/100ml and a pH of 3.55. The wine was fermented in a small stainless steel tank and pumped over 4 times daily for 5 days and aged in new French oak barrels for 23 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon 94% Cabernet Franc 6%
228 cases made.