Wine heaven is above the fog line! This lot is predominantly mountain-grown Cabernet Franc, with an added touch of our Howell Mountain Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. When we blend, we look for suppleness, concentration and structure—all in the delicate balance that will allow proper aging and maximum enjoyment. The palate bursts with blueberries and blackberries, combined with delicate aromas of cedar, spice and chalk. The long velvet finish wraps up a pure representation of the famous Howell Mountain AVA. Enjoy this singular wine from a singular and special spot on the hill, above the fog.
Aged gently 20 months in French Oak.
Wine is unfiltered
very full bodied
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: This wine allowed me to use our amazing Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc as a base for blend. To take the lushesness of the Cabernet Franc and give it more intensity with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: Blueberries and Spice
Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.
A: I chose to make this wine from this particular blend because The uniqueness of Howell Mountain blends
Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?
A: To match with their Rib-eye Steak with Wild Mushroom sauce!
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
111 Center Street
Little Rock AR 72201-4405