The foundation for this wine comes from the Cabernet vines that Bob first planted on the property in 1973. Old, gnarled and well established, these vines produce less and less fruit each year, but what they produce is beautiful, complex and a stunning example of the terroir that Howell Mountain is famous for. Floral and spicy with supple tannins and a long finish.
Prior to 1992 these grapes were blended in with the Zinfandel to make a red wine blend. In 1992 we decided to ferment them separate and in 1994, the wine was named and released for Bob and Sue's first granddaughter Emily Kestrel.
Drink now or age 20+