FOR THE HILL OF IT
Burgess Cellars has been creating world-class wines since 1972 in Napa Valley
Located in the Napa Valley on the celebrated Howell Mountain, the Burgess family has been dedicated to producing exceptional quality estate fruit that results in refined, balanced wines with expressive aromas and rich flavors. The fruit for the Hillside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, hails from two estate vineyards. 1880 Estate, located at the winery, faces west from the side of Howell Mountain and has a slope averaging 22%. The soil is composed of “Tuff” a volcanic ash, allowing the vineyard to drain very well. Haymaker, an eastern-facing Howell Mountain vineyard, located in a frost-free zone between the valley floor and mountain top with ancient marine sedimentary soils. A blend of 90% cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the 2015 vintage is rich, elegant, refined, and beautifully balanced! Aromas of violets, gravel, blackberry, black cherry and cassis are accompanied by hints of vanilla and barrel spice. The velvety tannins provide a long finish with flavors of espresso and dark Rich, elegant, refined, and beautifully balanced! Drinking nicely now paired with a mandatory cut of medium-done grilled beef, it will reward the buyer for up to another 10 years of laying down.