The Coombsville AVA is located in the south of Napa Valley. Cooling Petaluma Gap winds sweep this AVA contributing to the cooler climate, resulting in an extended ripening window that leads to highly pigmented, well developed grapes at harvest.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Our 2018 Coombsville Cabernet greets the glass with a splash of dark, inky purple. The aromatics and flavors are a decadent and heady display of strawberry jam, blackberries, plums, boysenberry, graphite and licorice. As the wine opens, layers of fresh wildflowers, powdered quartz, black cardamom and tobacco wind through the beautiful fruit core. Each sip more delicious than the last, this wine struts its opulence elegantly. The oak notes are sexy yet subtle, the tannins silky yet structured and the finish memorable. A wine built for longevity. Enjoy now and over its 15–20 year evolution.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Brown Label (Coombsville) is another stellar wine in this range from Mark Herold. Raspberry jam, chocolate, spice, new leather, sage and espresso all meld together in the glass. It is an especially sumptuous expression of Coombsville. Readers will find a racy, explosive Cabernet that hits out of the park. Bright floral and spice notes perk up the finish.” 96 PTS –Antonio Galloni