A 99 POINT MUST HAVE Cabernet GEM by Scarecrow Winemaker

It was 1993 when Dave Decesaris, gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw an opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting with Kathleen. Over a tasting of fine wine. They bonded and eventually married. Years later and after a lifetime of equally serendipitous moments, Dave and Kathleen discovered a property on Howell Mountain filled with promise but in need of tender loving care. They envisioned a winegrowing estate and began restoration to return the land to its natural habitat and develop a vineyard to serve as inspiration for future vintages of Castiel Estate (pron. Cast-ee-all). They assembled a team to realize their vision, including ACE WINEMAKER Celia Welch (Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour, Keever, Rewa, etc) and ace and “guru” viticulturist Jim Barbour.

Castiel 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon,Howell Mountain
Napa Valley 99 Points

GGWC 199.99
Use code CASTIEL during checkout

Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: Another masterpiece from the talents of Celia Welch, the 2021 Castiel Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain comes from a site on Howell Mountain and spent 20 months in new French oak. It’s a full-bodied, concentrated, powerful Mountain Cabernet revealing ample smoked black fruits, notes of graphite, tobacco, spicy wood, and bouquet garni, a dense, layered mid-palate, building tannins, and a gorgeous overall profile that will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age. It will unquestionably have two decades or more of prime drinking.”

Celia Welch (Winemaker notes): “ The 2021 Castiel Cabernet Sauvignon shows mulberry, fresh boysenberry, bay leaf, and forest floor aromas, with a touch of baked cherry pie and notes of cocoa dust. At entry, the fruit flavors are profound and complex, with juicy blackberry fruit dominant, then supported with baking spices, cocoa dust, a nuance of dried leaves and bark. Bright fruit acidity adds lift throughout the palate impression, and the finish is a mixture of nubby, slightly sinewy tannins, juicy cherry and cola flavors, and fresh raspberries. Three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested between September 13 and 24, 2021. Each lot was vinified individually and kept separate in barrels until after the first year in oak. The wines were blended and then returned to their barrels for an additional eight months prior to bottling in May 2023. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration."

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