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Hartwell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Divine 2006

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About This Wine: Miste Hill is a wine that shows the softer side of the Hartwell Estate. As with all of our wines, the grapes come exclusively from our hillside estate. During the aging process, we make a selection of those barrels that show brightness of fruit, soft tannins, and approachability. The wine is blended, racked, and bottled without fining or filtration. The goal is to create a wine that can be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release.<br/><br/> The 2006 Misté Hill Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the pristine fruit of our Stags Leap District Estate Vineyard and reveals sexy chocolate and coffee notes complemented by cassis and blueberry. Muscular with a concentrated structure, superb acidity and lovely, long finish, this wine will continue to evolve and gain complexity through 2015 hold for another decade after that.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quality products.<br/><br/> Bob's obsession with producing the best didn't stop at the manufacturing plant. Bob knew that fulfilling the dream of owning his own vineyard meant finding the best place to grow the best Cabernet Sauvignon. With the help of a respected wine consultant, he found the property he had been searching for. The unplanted hillside in the Stag's Leap District, now Hartwell Estate, was the birthplace of his dream.<br/><br/> Dick Grace shared his Bouche Clone from Grace Family Vineyards, and collaborated with Bob on Hartwell's very first production. In 1990 after 22 months in new French oak barrels, the wine, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, was released with explosive success. This established the tradition of quality and style that continues to distinguish Hartwell wines.<br/><br/> In addition to making great wine, Blanca and Bob Hartwell are dedicated to the tradition of charitable giving. Their ongoing philanthropic efforts are instrumental to organizations that improve the lives of children.<br/><br/> The Winemakers: <strong>Benoit Touquette, Winemaker</strong> - Benoit holds a Masters degree of Enology and Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux. He has worked at several Bordeaux wineries including Chateau La Louviere and Chateau Couhins-Lurton. Early in his career Benoit made wine for Michel Rolland, "The Flying Winemaker," in South Africa at Remhoogte Estate. Benoit is a star on the rise in the wine world and is devoted to continuing the Hartwell tradition of producing wines of distinction and acclaim.<br/><br/> <strong>Consulting Winemaker, Michel Rolland</strong> - Considered the world's most influential winemaker and a graduate of the prestigious Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology, Michel Rolland has joined Hartwell Vineyards as a consulting winemaker.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Appellation:</strong> Stag's Leap District<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Blend:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Produced:</strong> 1147cases<br/><br/> <strong>Release Date:</strong><br/><br/>

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Hartwell Vineyards:
Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quali... Read more
Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quality products. Bob's obsession with producing the best didn't stop at the manufacturing plant. Bob knew that fulfilling the dream of owning his own vineyard meant finding the best place to grow the best Cabernet Sauvignon. With the help of a respected wine consultant, he found the property he had been searching for. The unplanted hillside in the Stag's Leap District, now Hartwell Estate, was the birthplace of his dream. Dick Grace shared his Bouche Clone from Grace Family Vineyards, and collaborated with Bob on Hartwell's very first production. In 1990 after 22 months in new French oak barrels, the wine, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, was released with explosive success. This established the tradition of quality and style that continues to distinguish Hartwell wines. In addition to making great wine, Blanca and Bob Hartwell are dedicated to the tradition of charitable giving. Their ongoing philanthropic efforts are instrumental to organizations that improve the lives of children. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Hartwell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Divine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,428
4.00 5
10/21/2010

Dark chocolate, beef blood, black cherry, and coffee bean note greet the nose. In the mouth this has a bit of an inky, grainy feel to it showing a lot of extraction. It’s a rich, powerful and dense style of wine that would benefit from a few more years in the cellar to smooth off some of the aggressive edges. The mid-palate is full of bitter chocolate and black cherry fruits that lead to a sweet finish with flashes of blackberry jam and baking spices. 90pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.50 5
10/01/2010

Incredibly dense nose. Chocolate, cocoa and plums. Balanced, nice acidity. Great cedar finish.


Snooth User: thinkooo
80937523
3.00 5
04/10/2011

Three glasses



About This Wine: Miste Hill is a wine that shows the softer side of the Hartwell Estate. As with all of our wines, the grapes come exclusively from our hillside estate. During the aging process, we make a selection of those barrels that show brightness of fruit, soft tannins, and approachability. The wine is blended, racked, and bottled without fining or filtration. The goal is to create a wine that can be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release.<br/><br/> The 2006 Misté Hill Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the pristine fruit of our Stags Leap District Estate Vineyard and reveals sexy chocolate and coffee notes complemented by cassis and blueberry. Muscular with a concentrated structure, superb acidity and lovely, long finish, this wine will continue to evolve and gain complexity through 2015 hold for another decade after that.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Bob Hartwell's passion for wine stems from his decades as an avid collector. Bob, a fourth generation Californian, has over thirty years of success in the aerospace and plumbing industries. As a successful manufacturer of quality products, Bob has never been a stranger to striving for quality over quantity at any cost. He has always known that the best quality materials result in the best quality products.<br/><br/> Bob's obsession with producing the best didn't stop at the manufacturing plant. Bob knew that fulfilling the dream of owning his own vineyard meant finding the best place to grow the best Cabernet Sauvignon. With the help of a respected wine consultant, he found the property he had been searching for. The unplanted hillside in the Stag's Leap District, now Hartwell Estate, was the birthplace of his dream.<br/><br/> Dick Grace shared his Bouche Clone from Grace Family Vineyards, and collaborated with Bob on Hartwell's very first production. In 1990 after 22 months in new French oak barrels, the wine, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, was released with explosive success. This established the tradition of quality and style that continues to distinguish Hartwell wines.<br/><br/> In addition to making great wine, Blanca and Bob Hartwell are dedicated to the tradition of charitable giving. Their ongoing philanthropic efforts are instrumental to organizations that improve the lives of children.<br/><br/> The Winemakers: <strong>Benoit Touquette, Winemaker</strong> - Benoit holds a Masters degree of Enology and Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux. He has worked at several Bordeaux wineries including Chateau La Louviere and Chateau Couhins-Lurton. Early in his career Benoit made wine for Michel Rolland, "The Flying Winemaker," in South Africa at Remhoogte Estate. Benoit is a star on the rise in the wine world and is devoted to continuing the Hartwell tradition of producing wines of distinction and acclaim.<br/><br/> <strong>Consulting Winemaker, Michel Rolland</strong> - Considered the world's most influential winemaker and a graduate of the prestigious Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology, Michel Rolland has joined Hartwell Vineyards as a consulting winemaker.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Appellation:</strong> Stag's Leap District<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Blend:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong><br/><br/> <strong>Produced:</strong> 1147cases<br/><br/> <strong>Release Date:</strong><br/><br/>

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