Cornerstone Cellars

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 118
Vintage: 2018

Cornerstone Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

5 cases produced


  • This single-barrel bottling is crafted from the steeply terraced hills of Howell Mountain
  • Layers of intense flavors wrapped around a core of velvety fine tannins
  • Structured, yet balanced, this is classic Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • This one-of-a-kind lot is blended with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford


Recognized as one of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed wine growing regions, grapes from the Howell Mountain nested appellation are famous for producing age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons with rich, deep color and excellent structure. We are proud to offer this unique wine that perfectly expresses its hallmark characters of beauty, voluptuousness and elegance. The wine is approachable now and is built to age.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Kari Auringer

Winemaker, Cornerstone Cellars

Winemaker, Kari Auringer

Kari's passion for the great wines of the world, kindled her desire to be a winemaker and lured her from Chicago and a career in graphic design to Napa Valley. While honing her skills by making wine at home, she began working with some of California's great winemakers and also put herself through enology school.

Kari describes herself as a hands-on winemaker and gladly immerses herself in all aspects of the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle. Her style is one that embraces routinely rolling up her sleeves and staying intimately involved with every step of the intricate process, from vineyard sourcing and hands-on berry sorting through the countless details of winemaking, sensory analysis and the infinitely nuanced art and science of blending. If you don't find her tasting barrel samples in the winery, she is probably out kicking the dirt in a vineyard.

"I am thrilled to be part the team at Cornerstone Cellars. They too are committed to producing great wines from great vineyards, and making the kind of wines that we want to drink. I make wines that are a reflection of the vineyard, the vintage and the variety."

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I make wines that are a reflection of the vineyard, the vintage and the variety.

Southern Napa Fine Wine House

2304 Main Street
Daphne  AL  36526


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