The Walther River block is a cobblestone-heavy vineyard near the Napa River in Rutherford. Plush and sweet-fruited, this wine is incredibly opulent, but still maintains terrific grip and freshness. Leather, black cherry compote, cassis, minerals, and cigar leaf complete the portrait of this extremely concentrated and sapid Cabernet. So seamless and balanced, this will age through 2030 effortlessly. A towering tour de force.
This is a small winery at the base of Howell Mountain, currently selling 90% of their wines direct to their mailing list. We are one of a tiny minority of retailers who receive an allocation of their wines each year. Made by Justin Hunnicutt Stephens and Michael Hirby (alum of Behrens and Hitchcock and Realm), these are absolutely first-rate.