Pilcrow Granite Lake Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Regular price $109.99
2018 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain AVA
Picked on September 26, 2018
Aged 22 months in French Oak using 25% new barrels 1
4.2% Alcohol by Volume 3.51 pH
181 cases crafted Perpetua typeface by Eric Gill circa 1925 VINEYARD ¶
Granite Lake does not just reside in the Howell Mountain AVA, it is on the ridgeline of the mountain itself. The soils are dusty and red, rich in iron and volcanic debris deposited during the valley’s turbulent, secondary eruptions. Combining this low-vigor soil, 10% slope and 2,300 feet of elevation and you have the perfect recipe for a classically-styled Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Granite Lake Cabernet Sauvignon interprets this terroir construct with friendly but firm tannins paired with low pH and bright acidity. Sitting above the fog line adds a sense of warm, red fruits (think: raspberry, strawberry and plum) that is balanced with a sense of red rose, rainwater-minerality, and herb. The mostly used barrique allows for the structure of the wine to be predominantly fruit-based which gives it the dual personality and promise of long life in the cellar and dynamic, hour-by-hour changes in the glass.