It’s still hard to believe that this boutique winery is owned by the grandson of the proprietors of Chateau Haut Brion, one of the most iconic Bordeaux estates. Yet Nicholas Allen is making his own name in the wine world by concentrating on producing compelling offerings from Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast, with the help of winemaker Helen Keplinger. This 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard and “epitomizes the current state of plush, valley-floor Napa Cabernet. From a famous Oakville site nestled up against the Mayacamas, it's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clones 4 and 337) yet wonderfully lush and velvety. Cassis and black cherry fruit is cosseted by 100% new French oak, adding gentle vanilla and cedar nuances on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is really deep and intense yet manages to be soft and elegant on the long, mouthwatering finish" 600 cases were produced.