We are pleased to bring you for the first time a stunning vineyard, planted high above the valley floor between Rutherford and Pritchard Hill by the Bettinellis, the Lowrey Vineyard. The Basalt Ledge piece sits on a rocky outcropping with its back to Pritchard Hill. The rare hillside site picks up the mineral aspect of the site, and the tight spacing creates tension and concentration in the wine. It is ripe, dense, and powerful. Extremely expressive terroir is on full display and gorgeous black and red cherries, mineral, cigar, and fine grain tannins create a new Napa Cabernet experience you’ve probably never had before.
95 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lowrey Vineyard Basalt Ledge offers a touch more purity and elegance, with beautiful cassis fruit as well as notes of damp earth, chocolate, and flowers. With a great mid-palate, full-bodied richness, and silky tannins, this beauty has everything you could want from a great Napa Cabernet. It too should keep for 10-15 years, if not longer." - 1/27/2021
93 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
"A chewy grip of leather, tobacco and black currant highlight this robust, full-bodied red. Structured and cohesive, it retains an enduring richness of vanilla and oak amidst more complex elements of graphite and crushed rock. Enjoy from 2028–2035." - Virginie Boone