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Miste Hill 2003

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Mist� Hill is a unique blend produced from Stags Leap District estate grown grapes. The name is a tribute to our property, which on many late summer mornings is enveloped in a low misty fog that creeps in from San Francisco Bay. These conditions make for grapes with great intensity of color and flavor, and for soft tannins. The 2003 Mist� Hill is a classically structured wine, with deep, ripe blackberry notes layered with hints of forest floor, exotic spices, sandalwood, and licorice. Winemaker Notes "Our hillside Cabernet Sauvignon ripened beautifully in 2003, providing the lush berry fruit that serves as the base of this wine. Merlot adds opulence and breadth to the wine, and an alluring sage, dried brush element to the aromas." "Just a dash of Petit Verdot grounds the wine, adding depth and structure, as well as layers of complexity and interest. This wine is crafted to be enjoyed in its youth, but should continue to soften and gain complexity for the next five to six years." Appellation: Stag"s Leap District Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot Aging: 20 months in French oak barrels Produced: 1,460 cases Release Date: Spring 2006

Region: USA » California

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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

Mist� Hill is a unique blend produced from Stags Leap District estate grown grapes. The name is a tribute to our property, which on many late summer mornings is enveloped in a low misty fog that creeps in from San Francisco Bay. These conditions make for grapes with great intensity of color and flavor, and for soft tannins. The 2003 Mist� Hill is a classically structured wine, with deep, ripe blackberry notes layered with hints of forest floor, exotic spices, sandalwood, and licorice. Winemaker Notes "Our hillside Cabernet Sauvignon ripened beautifully in 2003, providing the lush berry fruit that serves as the base of this wine. Merlot adds opulence and breadth to the wine, and an alluring sage, dried brush element to the aromas." "Just a dash of Petit Verdot grounds the wine, adding depth and structure, as well as layers of complexity and interest. This wine is crafted to be enjoyed in its youth, but should continue to soften and gain complexity for the next five to six years." Appellation: Stag"s Leap District Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot Aging: 20 months in French oak barrels Produced: 1,460 cases Release Date: Spring 2006

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