93 Points from Wine & Spirits

Kristin Belair makes this wine from a vineyard at the base of Spring Mountain, where the grapes became formidably ripe in 2015 (harvested mid-September at 27.9° Brix, fermented to 15.5 percent alcohol). At first, that ripeness comes across as berry jam, the alcohol extracting some bitter coffee notes from the oak in which it aged. But the supple density of the fruit wins out, and the oak feels more like a charcoal filter to clarify all the material in the wine—the tannins gentle, the fruit nudging it in blackberry directions. Decant this if you open it now; for any charcoal grilled meats.

 

92 Points from James Suckling

Aromas of plums, spices and chocolate follow through to a full body. Round and juicy tannins and a chocolate, hazelnut and currant aftertaste. Drink now or hold.

 

Winemaker Notes

The 2015 Honig Bartolucci Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows rich red and black fruit characters framed by notes of berry pie, baking spices and toasted oak. The wine is balanced with fine grain tannins and hints of chocolate.

 

Sustainable

"At Honig we believe it is our responsibility to preserve resources and sustain the environment. Our family and employees have been committed to environmentally sound practices for decades. Our Napa Green and California Sustainable Winegrowing Association certifications are but one component of an overall sustainable culture encompassing our vineyard, winery and business."

2015 Honig "Bartolucci Vineyard" St. Helena (Napa Valley) Cabernet Sauvignon

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