At the northeastern side of Napa Valley’s Vaca Range, the Howell Mountain appellation peaks at 2,500 feet. Our estate W.S. Keyes Vineyard was planted in 1888, and has been the exclusive source for the Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon since its first vintage in 1995. The vineyard sits at 1,825 feet, high above the fog line, where temperatures are cool but moderate, and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular thrives with extra time to ripen. The vines bask in a steady breeze and sunlight, surrounded by a forest of ponderosa pine. Lean, quick-draining soils force the vines to struggle, yielding small grapes that possess deep, concentrated flavor with a signature minerality and earthy undertone.
Lokoya Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Lokoya Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is an extraordinary red wine hailing from the elevated slopes of Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley, California. This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon embodies the essence of the mountain terroir, unveiling a captivating bouquet of black cherry, cassis, and plum, underscored by nuances of cedar, dark chocolate, and a touch of graphite. On the palate, it is full-bodied and sumptuously textured, with robust, well-integrated tannins and a well-tempered acidity that beautifully balances the deep, concentrated fruit flavors, culminating in a lasting, multi-dimensional finish. The Lokoya Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, with its impressive depth, layered complexity, and excellent aging potential, makes a superb choice for pairing with hearty meat dishes or to be savored on its own during special occasions.