Hill Family Estate

Windy Flats
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 123
Vintage

2018

Hill Family Estate

Windy Flats

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displaying depth and concentration from a beautiful vintage
  • This is the first stand-alone wine that we have produced from our Windy Flats Vineyard
  • The vineyard represents the best Cabernet Sauvignon from our portfolio of 12 different sites in Napa Valley
  • Our winemakers, Alison Doran and Jean Hoefliger, poured their hearts and souls into this wine

When our team tasted the 2018 Windy Flats Cabernet Sauvignon out of barrel, time stopped and we all just looked at each other. There was complete silence in the room because the wine had mesmerized us. While we have never produced this wine as a stand-alone vineyard designation, the time has come - and the time is now.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Alison Doran

Winemaker, Hill Family Estate

Winemaker, Alison Doran

Raised in Palos Verdes with plenty of horses and surfing, Alison Green Doran was drawn into winemaking in 1973. Her father, oil man and long-time Alexander Valley vineyard owner Russell Green, had bought the Simi Winery in 1969, and brought in Andre Tchelistcheff as a consultant soon after. By working as a harvest intern beside Andre for six months at Simi in 1973, Alison found both her life’s work and her mentor.

Andre found her a five-month stagaire position in Alsace for the crush of 1975, and then an enologist position with start-up Hoffman Mountain Ranch in Paso Robles. After finishing her Fermentation Science degree at UC Davis, she began working for the Firestone Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley in 1976. Starting as lab tech, she worked her way to bottling supervisor and then to cellar master, and then in 1981, to winemaker.

Country born: United States

Education: Fermentation Science/UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To craft elegant wines that express the true terroir of Doug Hill's vineyards.

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650 Castro Street
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Mountain View  CA  94041
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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Davis Estates 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Phase Five: Loving Life! 24
Hill Family Estate 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Windy Flats 24
Sequoia Grove Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Tonella Vineyard Block 10B 23
Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery 2017 Red Wine Rutherford Delano 23
Quixote Winery 2016 Petite Sirah Stags Leap District 22
Progeny Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 21
Schweiger Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Le Perle 21
Conn Creek Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley UnCONNventional 20
Elizabeth Spencer 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 20
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