Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage production: 136 cases
Unwritten is a true insider’s secret, known only to those with an inside track, this gorgeous Cabernet is a unique marriage of Oakville and Howell Mountain ‘Grand Cru’ Vineyards.
The inaugural 2014 vintage was an instant sell-out, taking pride of place on the lists of two Napa culinary institutions: The French Laundry, and Press. It has since become one of the hottest tickets in Napa. The fruit for this remarkable Cabernet comes from the historic Lewelling Vineyard in the western foothills of Napa’s famed Saint Helena AVA, a stones throw from the Beckstoffer Dr Crane, Spottswoode and Abreu Madrona Ranch vineyards – the A-list neighbourhood.
This is a Cabernet that ticks all the boxes: perfect bottle age from an epic vintage, drinking beautifully now, rare as hen’s teeth, poured at one of the greatest 3* restaurants in the world.
Four Corners Wine: “This 100& Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully structured and more savoury expression of the flamboyant 2019 vintage. The nose is full of inviting aromas of fresh bay leaves, a hint of star anise, lovely dark berries, framed by a lifted floral note of Spring flowers. There’s a fantastic richness on the palate which is wonderfully fresh and energetic. It’s the depth and structure of the tannins that really shines here, promising a brilliant evolution. The intense fruit of Oakville is married perfectly to the minerality and vibrancy of Howell Mountain.”