Auction 17 | Lot No. 186
5 cases produced
ADAMVS is Latin for “of the red earth,” and our ADAMVS wines are so named having been borne from our red earth. Our Howell Mountain hillside estate includes 28 acres of vineyards situated on rolling hills between elevations of 1,600 and 2,000 feet.
For our inaugural Premiere Napa Valley wine, consulting winemaker Philippe Melka and winemaker Jason Valenti have created a Cabernet Sauvignon solely from our west-facing Red Soil vineyard blocks. Wines from this site are marked by layered purity, opulent textures and lush tannins, and display an intense nose of purple mountain florals intertwined with crushed rocks and burning embers—a perfect homage to the terroir and red earth of this Howell Mountain estate.
Jason left a promising career in pharmaceutical sales to pursue his goal of becoming a winemaker. Upon graduating from the U.C. Davis Viticulture and Enology program, Jason joined Paul Hobbs Wines where he was afforded the opportunity to work with some of the most highly regarded cabernet sauvignon vineyards from the Napa Valley over the course of seven years. He took a brief sabbatical from Paul Hobbs in 2007-2008 to further refine his pinot noir skills at Kosta Browne Wines.
In 2012, Jason was offered the unique opportunity to become the founding Winemaker at ADAMVS...where he would have the chance to explore the potential of one of the very best sites on Howell Mountain.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 7 years
Meritage Wine Market
162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas CA 92024
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection