In the foothills of Howell Mountain, high above Lake Hennessey, is where you will find QTR
100% Cabernet Sauvignon selected from the best blocks on our estate, cultivated by Jim Barbour
Aging for 22 months in 75% new French oak
Our winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, is one of the most sought-after and lauded winemakers in Napa Valley
QTR Wines is proud to offer our estate Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the best blocks in our estate vineyard. Located at the foothills of Howell Mountain, high above Lake Hennessey, QTR sits atop some of the best vineyard land in the valley. Vineyard clones were selected specifically for our soils and are sustainably cultivated by vineyard manager Jim Barbour. At 850 to 1,200 feet, the southwest facing vineyard gets plenty of afternoon sun as well as cool evening breezes. Fruit is carefully selected and vinified by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown to stunning effect each year. QTR Cabernet Sauvignon has all the classic hallmarks of hillside fruit that we truly love – bright acidity, lush tannins and a complex structure. Multiple layers of red fruit, black pepper, baker’s chocolate and lavender emerge on the palette complimented by a balanced acidity that culminates in a long, luxurious finish.
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Originally from Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas Rivers Brown made his way to Napa Valley in the mid-1990's, after graduating from the University of Virginia and traveling throughout France to study wine and terroir. He worked with famed winemakers Ehren Jordan and Larry Turley of Turley Wine Cellars before starting his own consulting winemaking firm.
Country born: United States
Education: University of Virginia
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
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