Our Armstrong Ranch Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the bold, mountain-grown fruit of its provenance - a vineyard on Diamond Mountain, which is part of the Mayacamas Range that flanks Napa Valley on the west side. Armstrong Ranch sits high atop Diamond Mountain, just west of Calistoga.
“Pretty combination of currants, black fruit and hints of fresh herbs. Mint. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory finish. Very balanced and refined. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2020
Trevor grew up in nearby Sonoma County, one of the wine hubs of Northern California. Wine was a staple at his family dinner table, and he enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California, Davis. After an internship at Sonoma-Cutrer in 2003 and two consecutive harvest internships making sparkling wine at Gloria Ferrer, Trevor joined Moon Mountain Vineyard, a small, well-regarded organic vineyard in Sonoma, shortly after his graduation from UC Davis. In March of 2010, Trevor joined the winemaking team at Hewitt Vineyard and Provenance Vineyards and was appointed senior winemaker in 2015.
"From a winemaking standpoint, we have access to some of the best fruit in Napa Valley, not just from our estate in Rutherford, but also from Carneros in the south all the way up to Calistoga in the north. Our job is to make sure that each wine is balanced, complex, exciting and representative of its terroir."
|Oak Treatment||Barrel aged 20 months in French oak barrels (82% new)|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|