De Materia Vitivinicola

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon represents
the anatomy of a mountain. Sourced from three
vineyards, this wine is fashioned from grapes grown on
a rocky knoll at the top of Howell Mountain, a broad
shelf of volcanic detritus halfway up, and an ashy deposit
at the foot of Howell Mountain. Native fermentation.
158 cases produced.


The rhizotomi were the forefathers of chemists
and medics. They had intimate knowledge of the
plants, when to collect, the seasons, their medicinal
effects and so on, eventually corralling their missives
into their own private herbaria. This wine pays respect
to the source of our fruit: the personal vineyards of
doctors, true modern day rhizotomi.