The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Outpost Estate Vineyard, located at 2,200 feet high on Howell mountain. Outpost grapes are harvested late in the season – by hand, at dawn – to preserve the full intensity and distinctive spicy character of the mountain fruit. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately so that our winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered allowing for the full expression of the vintages’ potential. The wine was aged in 80% in new French Oak barrels for 19 months.