The Heitz family has owned a beautiful vineyard located off of Ink Grade in the Howell Mountain AVA. This area is known for small berries, low yields and a shorter growing season. We welcomed the opportunity to work with this well-known vineyard and to create a wine from this classic mountain AVA.
Wonderful aromas of gun smoke, graphite, and minerals play alongside mulberry fruit, blackberry and a hint of mint. The great mountain structure has more red berry notes with the same thread of minerality that blends into a well-balanced oak profile. The palate is generous and powerful but not overwhelming.