100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Diamond Mountain District in Napa Valley. The grapes come from one vineyard that was planted in 1895 and sits above the fog line at a 2,100ft elevation. Only 259 cases produced.
Known inherently as the best red grape variety in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of a perfect international traveller. Boasting strong black fruit flavors, It can give distinct characteristics varying by the region and soil it comes from. These bold, concentrated, and age-worthy wines can lay down roots and thrive all around the world.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc originating from Bordeaux, France. The rich flavor and high tannin make a perfect pair to flavorsome red meats or simply elegant on their own.
Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is “King.” The valley itself in Northern California is not very big, but it is home to some of the most expensive and prestigious vineyards in California. Napa is separated from Sonoma and Central Coast by two sets mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east. Being in a valley, this region can heat up pretty quickly. However, there are cooling influences like fog and ocean breezes from the San Pablo Bay that help to moderate the temperature within the valley. With more heat comes more concentrated, fuller-bodied wines, making this the perfect place for Cabernet Sauvignon. Other primary red grapes of focus are Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. The principal white varieties to look for here are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. You may also find Pinot Noir in the more southerly area of Los Carneros AVA where it can get cool enough to produce high-quality Pinot Noir. Featured AVA’s include Howell Mountain, Calistoga, St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Los Carneros, Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford.
“Represented by the symbol of a navigational wind rose, 32 Winds began as owner Ed Mascarin set out on a journey. Born and raised in a farming region of Central California, Ed is the 3rd generation of vineyard managers and winery workers in his large Italian family. In pursuit of a dream to return to his roots, Ed, together with his daughter Mia, brought this vision to life, creating some of the finest wines from legendary Sonoma County and Napa Valley.
Winemaker Matt Taylor, an invaluable addition to the small family-owned operation, oversees the vineyards and vinification. Taylor’s impressive career spans the globe and includes wineries Domain Dujac and Araujo. His knowledge of winemaking and vineyards are the perfect fit to build on 32 Wind’s vision.
Quality, individual growth, friendship, and good times are all cultivated at our foundation. We take this to heart with the vinification of our beautiful wines, the shared experiences that surround them, and the friendships they forge. These values, along with our stewardship of the land, are at our core.
We produce approximately 2,500 cases per year of award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. Our hand-selected vineyards are located in the AVA’s of Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Napa Valley, and Dry Creek Valley.”