2013 Aril Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Aril's Estate wine from Calistoga, made by a master winemaker, is every bit as great as you would expect. Loaded with aromas of cassis, mocha, and dark chocolate, this finishes dusty and earthy. Give this one a 5-10 year rest in your cellar.
Joanne and Harmon Brown met in Telluride, Colorado, where he was running a popular restaurant, and she was heavily involved in the Telluride Foundation. What started as a romance grew into a strong partnership and a dream. Harmon had run a winery in Napa, and Joanne had always loved the classic Syrahs of the Rhone Valley and Provence. The dream grew into reality via a small property in the hills above the Napa Valley with just a tiny block of the finest Syrah vines. As a symbol for the winery, Joanne selected the pomegranate tree that they planted there in the garden. Aril is the deeply red cover of the seeds of the pomegranate, a color that Joanne finds in the heart of their Syrahs.