Cultivar is proud to release our first Napa Valley Chardonnay. Located south of Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley is Oak Knoll District appellation. The appellation's close proximity to San Pablo Bay results in a climate that is cooler and more moderate than any region in Napa Valley outside of Carneros. With Oak Knoll District Chardonnay’s reputation for a restrained, delicate style, it was only natural for us to look for fruit from this appellation to produce Cultivar's Chardonnay.
The 2012 St Helena Cabernet is our second wine from the highly regarded 2012 Vintage. It is also our first release from this wonderful appellation. As you travel from Napa, temperatures increase in the valley the further north you go. While it can be 88 degrees in Napa, it will be almost 93 in St. Helena, and up to 100 degrees further north in Calistoga. This rise in temperature results in wine with richer, deeper flavors, great structure and length on the finish.
Cultivar is proud to release our second Cabernet from the Howell Mountain Appellation. Howell Mountain was the first sub-appellation within Napa Valley AVA. The AVA is located in the Howell Mountains within the Vaca Range on the northeast side of Napa Valley near the town of Angwin, overlooking the town of St. Helena. The boundaries of the AVA are dictated by vineyard land located at elevations of at least 1,400 feet. Originally well known for its Zinfandel prior to Prohibition in the United States, the region since the mid to late 20th century, is now dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon.