As the 6th generation farmer of his family’s Napa Valley Wallace Ranch, Matt Hardin has a natural appreciation of the exceptional place that is the Napa Valley. To this day, the Wallace Ranch has been continually farmed to wine grapes and cattle for over 150 years.
The latest Matthew Wallace Cabernet was sourced from his in-law’s vineyard in the Stag’s Leap District and a small vineyard on Howell Mountain. The 2018 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers up an amazing bright aroma of black stone fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and lush loaded with bold black stone fruit, dark chocolate, a touch of spice and a hint of toasty vanilla. The wine really shows well and the unctuousness of Howell Mountain grapes balance well with the elegance and silkiness of the Stag’s Leap vineyard. The wine is well-balanced and finishes with silky tannins. Sadly only 104 cases were produced – so act fast!
Winemaker Notes: Rich, lush and intense on the nose and in the mouth. Layers of dark fruits, chocolate truffle, earthy spices and cigar leaf are buffered by smooth, silky tanning and lead to a seductive and lengthy finish. The fruit is sourced from Wallace Ranch Vineyard, Matt’s home vineyard in Pope Valley, encompassing a westward-facing steep hillside that produces fruit of remarkable concentration and depth.