Thomas Brown (Schrader, Outpost, etc) is one of the best winemakers today and Aloft is his newest project. This Howell Mountain vineyard reveals a different soil type as you walk row by row. Above the fog line, this property is carefully tended by vineyard manager Jim Barbour. In the glass, you'll taste silky, penetrating dark red and purple fruit that will show its potential for years to come. This new Cabernet comes from Napa Valley winemaking icon Peter Mondavi Sr. Only 450 cases made - hurry. 93 Points Wine Spectator: "Big and rich, yet graceful and elegant, this features a subtle mix of cedar, tobacco, dark berry, mocha and espresso notes. Fine-grained tannins mark the long finish. Drink now through 2022. 450 cases made. Wine Enthusiast: "Peter Mondavi Sr. and his two sons, Peter Jr. and Marc have crafted a big, tannic and ageworthy wine. It’s packed with massive blackberry fruit, with the hard tannins and minerality common of Howell Mountain. Don’t even think of opening this before 2016; it should develop well beyond that"
Good wine. Very tough year.
Good wine. Very tough year.8.8
One of my favorite Howell Cabernet Sauvignons. So smooth, gorgeous, subtle tannins silky..... Just incredible. Enjoyed at Flavor Napa Valley. Obsessed!
One of my favorite Howell Cabernet Sauvignons. So smooth, gorgeous, subtle tannins silky..... Just incredible. Enjoyed at Flavor Napa Valley. Obsessed!9.9