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Home to some of Napa Valley's oldest Cabernet vines, Beatty Ranch sits atop Howell Mountain, and the deep, concentrated fruit flavors we get from this exceptional high-elevation site make it a favorite among Cabernet lovers.
October 12, 2017
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
This single-vineyard selection from the red soils of Howell Mountain offers briary notes of blackberry and cassis along with olive tapenade and herb. On the palate, a bright, natural acidity with rich fruit flavors meld with coating tannins that continue to expand into a long finish.
Located atop Howell Mountain, Beatty Ranch typically gets to enjoy the warmth of the sun when summer fog lines the valley floor. While the fruit ripens easily, we must wait for mature tannins to emerge. The red, rocky soils are ideal for producing moderate-sized vines, and this vineyard is comprised of four different clones that each provide a unique flavor profile to the overall wine.