Please note: To have your Cotes du Coeur "Big Bottle" donation bottle delivered to the Big Bottle Party, please place your order by Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Upon purchase, we will deliver the big bottles to the Big Bottle Party on Jan. 20th, 2022 noted with your name on the order.
This estate wine is single-vineyard fruit grown at 2,000 foot elevation on our property near the summit of Howell Mountain – mostly Clone 7 and Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the 1990s and some planted in the 2010s.
The late ripening and longer hang-time of Mountain fruit – along with patience – produces fully ripe wines with balanced acidity, soft tannins and a rich mid-palate that are associated with thoroughly ripe black-cherry Cabernet. This wine is very big, but the lively acidity makes your mouth water, balances the mouth-feel, and calls for a steak! This wine is well-suited to bottle age gracefully for many years to come.
Vineyard Manager Hector Lopez’s exceptional skills consistently produce the best fruit I have ever worked with. Though production of our Howell Mountain Cabernet is limited, it is well worth the effort. This is my favorite wine, bar none. - Bob Foley