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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Bartolucci Vineyard 2010

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Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Advocate: The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard stands out for its gorgeous mid-palate sweetness, depth and overall balance. This gracious, mid-weight Cabernet should drink well pretty much upon release and over the next handful of years. Expressive blue and black fruit, spices, flowers and mint wrap around the soft, perfumed finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.

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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less

Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Advocate: The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard stands out for its gorgeous mid-palate sweetness, depth and overall balance. This gracious, mid-weight Cabernet should drink well pretty much upon release and over the next handful of years. Expressive blue and black fruit, spices, flowers and mint wrap around the soft, perfumed finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.

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