2018 Pilcrow 'Mountain Collection' 6pk (Two bottles each of Ghost Block, Granite Lake, & Hillwalker)

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Ghost Block, Yountville: this marks Pilcrow's third vintage working with this unique vineyard. The Hoxsey family has been farming grapes in the Napa Valley since 1903. Kendall Hoxsey cares for the vineyard with minimal intervention (no hedging, full vine expression, etc.) and continues her father's pioneering commitment to Certified Organic grape growing. 143 cases crafted. ***Due to limited production, this wine is available solely as part of the Mountain Collection this vintage.*** 94 points, Decanter "Right out of the gate this is strikingly pure, floral and succulent on the nose, showing aromas of fresh roses, cherry blossoms and sandalwood. Red-fruited and bright on the palate, there is an authenticity and definition throughout the texture that is refreshing and captivating. It finishes with an ethereal, clean tannin structure. A candid and genuine expression of Yountville." Granite Lake, Howell Mountain: this vineyard 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. Combine this low-vigor soil, 10% slope and 2,097 feet of elevation and you have the perfect recipe for a classically-styled Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. 181 cases crafted. 95 points, Decanter "Dramatically darker and more intense on the nose, very clearly stating its rustic, Howell Mountain origins. Cigar box, charcoal and black currants on the nose. The texture is a step up in richness and concentration from the other Pilcrow Cabernets, but loses no grace, restraint and purity. A very long, powdery and persistent finish. As simply delicious as it is heady and complex." Hillwalker, Mt. Veeder: this vineyard is a prototypical Mt. Veeder vineyard at 1,020 feet, complete with south-facing slope and broken blue shale soils scraped from the Pacific Ocean floor some 140 million (ish) years ago. The vineyard is dry-farmed, organically grown, non-hedged and becoming adapted to biodynamically-styled teas. 145 cases crafted. 94 points, Decanter "The woodsy ruggedness typical of Mount Veeder is on display, albeit through a mellow, slow-burning lens. Black cherries, pomegranates and bay laurel on the nose. The palate is satin at first, transitioning to a subtle, precise graininess on the finish. As with the entire trio of Pilcrow Cabernets, there is a frank, direct quality here that is charming and energizing."

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
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6 Pack 750 ml