Honig Vineyard & Winery

Campbell Hillside Cabernet
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 15
Vintage

2016

Honig Vineyard & Winery

Campbell Hillside Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • This wine is from a tiny block of Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on the crown of a western hill in the Rutherford nested appellation
  • Single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Half ton of fruit, filling a single French oak barrel
  • Fermented in T-bins, punched down by hand and hand-pressed in a small wooden basket press

A surprise gift! There is a tiny block of Cabernet Sauvignon growing on the crown of a western hill, high above the main block of Campbell Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley. For years the Campbell family had used it for their own exploration of Cabernet, until 2016 when, out of the blue, we were told, “it’s yours!” With great anticipation, we kept the tiny lot separate and especially cared for. The scant half-ton was fermented in T-bins, punched down by hand and pressed in a small wooden basket press, filling only a single French oak barrel. It was indisputable that this remarkable wine not be lost to blending, and when the opportunity arose to offer it as a Premier Napa Valley lot, we jumped at the chance.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Kristin Belair

Winemaker, Honig Vineyard & Winery

Winemaker, Kristin Belair

A University of California, Davis graduate, Kristin came to the Napa Valley in 1981 as a harvest intern at Trefethen Vineyards. By 1985, she was making Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for a small, family owned winery in Oakville, Johnson Turnbull Vineyards, which later became Turnbull Wine Cellars. In January 1998, Kristin joined Honig Vineyard and Winery, where she has spent the past 20 years crafting nationally recognized, award winning Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis: BS - Fermentation Science

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
From the growing and creation of it to the enjoyment of a glass with family and friends, wine has the extraordinary effect of connecting people, places and experiences. Being a part of that continues to be exciting and rewarding.

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