2017 HWC Red Wine Oakville


Total $145

A wonderful amalgam of sweet fruit and spicy notes greet the senses on swirling the glass – blueberry crumble, black cherry, root beer, vanilla and coffee bean. On the palate, the wine is lush, juicy and dense, with flavors of berry compote, dried sage and thyme, earthiness and lovely floral notes.

Berry Compote
Dried Sage
Floral Notes

Blueberry Crumble
Black Cherry
Root Beer
Coffee Bean

ABV 14.5%

Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley

Vineyard To Kalon Vineyard

Acidity 6.1 g/L

pH 3.7

Residual Sugar 0.4 g/L

Varietal Composition 37% Malbec, 35% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bacon and leek tart and smoked duck

When Robert Mondavi chose To Kalon Vineyard in west Oakville as the home for his new winery in 1966, he remarked that it was “a vineyard with a distinguished history and a magical nature. Ideal soils, sunlight, and rain – to my eye, the vineyard was a treasure.” Sourcing for this wine varies considerably from year to year, just depending on the season. The fruit for our 2017 blend came predominantly from the Monastery Block at the far west edge of To Kalon and the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, where the soils are rocky and well-drained. This block produces amazing fruit that demonstrates the beauty and finesse of To Kalon.