Grapes are from a newly established block of Cabernet Sauvignon on the Honig Estate
Single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
First ever Honig Estate Cabernet produced
Aged in 100% new French oak
Our first ever Honig estate grown Cabernet! 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, from Block 5B of our Rutherford vineyard, planted in 2013. It is a young block and is delivering great promise. The bilateral cordon is supported on a leaning ballerina trellis, where the afternoon sun side of the canopy can be dropped lower to protect the fruit from hot afternoon temperatures. The vines are leafed very soon after set so that the fruit is exposed to the sun early and can develop deep color and mature tannins and flavors. Aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels.
Single vineyard wine
Winemaker, Honig Vineyard & Winery
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
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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