Riva di Ponente

Cabernet Sauvignon

Riva di Ponente translates to 'steep bank where the sun sets.' Grapes are sourced from a 1.4 acre vineyard block with full western exposure. This is probably our warmest block due to the afternoon sun. The soil is a black volcanic rock.

"Dark, powerful and brooding in style. Incense, scorched earth, smoke, tobacco and licorice all jump from the glass. A deep, powerful wine, the 2010 is endowed with tons of character and personality. Here, the mountain tannins are quite present, so consumers need to be patient. Today the 2010 is huge, tannic and very, very young. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028." ~ Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, December 2012

  • Release Date: September 10th, 2013
  • Production: 169 cases
  • Appellation: Howell Mountain
  • Winemaker: Mia Klein