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2012 was the first vintage we sourced from this wonderful mountain vineyard owned by the son of  Loyal Hughes. High up on Howell Mountain (about 1900 ft), the fruit here has an extraordinary concentrated character that exemplifies this AVA and the elevation. 

The Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon is a single vineyard wine that always has five percent of other varietals blended in to bring a greater balance. In 2012 and 2013 we blended four percent Cabernet franc and one percent Petite verdot into the Hughes.  The 2014 is comprised of three percent Cabernet franc and two percent Petitie verdot in 100% new French oak barrels aged for 24 months.  This wine is made to be more fruit forward and elegant in style.  The Hughes has shown to be bright to tart cherries in fruit profile and a bit of anise to round out the aromatics. 

Duck, especially duck breast, is a classic pairing with this wine.  Everything from venison, lighter cuts of beef, pork, and anything with fennel or that goes with fennel works quite well with these wines.

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Varietal: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
AVA: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Cooperage: 24 months on 100% new French oak
ABV: 15%