Conn Creek Winery

Howellin' For You
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 17
Vintage

2010

Conn Creek Winery

Howellin' For You

Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

10 cases produced

In celebration of Premiere Napa Valley 2012, Conn Creek Winery is taking a walk on the wild side! We will be "Howellin' for You" to bid on our Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from an exceptional block of the biodynamically farmed White Cottage Vineyard atop the Howell Mountain AVA. It's no coincidence that the moon will be full the weekend of Premiere Napa Valley this year. This powerful and seductive wine is certain to inspire you to look toward the sky and Howell for more!


Aging Process

long

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.92
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Mike McGrath

Winemaker, Conn Creek Winery

Winemaker, Mike McGrath

Mike McGrath graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in fermentation science in 1978 and worked at Grgich Hills until 1980. Mike traveled to Australia and worked in the McLaren Vale for Wynn Winery and Chateau Douglas, then returned to California to work at William Hill. In 1986, McGrath joined the winemaking team at Conn Creek and became the head winemaker in 2007.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis, B.S. Fermentation Science
Mentors: Andre Tchelistcheff, Jed Steele, Miljenko Grgich and Ric Foreman

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
"Every vintage is a journey."

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