Open Bottle Thursday! Meet The Winemaker!! Bravante Vineyards

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Time: 03:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)

Winemaker Nancy Bravante

Open Bottle Thursday!

 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Howell Mountain, Napa CA

Howell Mountain is a Cabernet lover’s appellation!

Fruit from Howell Mountain is renowned for the concentrated notes of cassis, violet, dried blackberries and mocha; with firmly-structured tannins and a broad, mouth-filling texture. Very well balanced alanced with an outstanding, long finish.

Well known wines from Howell Mountain include
Dunn Vineyards, Robert Foley, O’Shaughnessy,
Cade, Ladera, La Jota and Robert Craig
all of which typically are priced in $100-$185 range!

At 1,700 feet in elevation and only 2000 cases produced
Bravante Vineyards wines are a great value to the discriminating wine lover.

Here are the wines that we'll be tasting on Thursday
with the Winemaker:

2017 Bravante Estate Merlot
reg $74.99;  sale $ 65.00

93 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
“Howell Mountain’s volcanic soils and elevations lend a powerful structure to this merlot,
softened by the variety’s inherent softness. It’s bold, easy and richly oaked,
while juicy red-plum flavors surround the wood, giving the wine the stamina to age. — J.G. (150 cases)

2016 Bravante Estate Trio Red Blend
reg. $74.99;  sale $59.00

93 PointsJames Suckling
“Medium to full body with creamy tannins and a fresh, juicy finish.
Lovely and generous but reserved and not over-the-top."(350 cases)

2018 Bravante  Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

reg $89.99;  sale $77.00
92 Points, James Suckling
“Big tannins balanced by rich blackberry, blueberry, cassis and mineral flavors.
The finish is dry and delightfully spicy." (350 cases)

A bit about Howell Mountian........
Back in the 1870’s, two guys named Jean V. Chaix and Jean Adolf Brun planted grapes on cheap mountain land around Angwin, CA. Their cost cutting strategy proved to be a blessing when, in 1889, Brun and Chaix’s “Nouveau Medoc” won a Bronze Medal at the Paris World Competition. The pair were successful during their heyday in the 1890’s producing up to 750,000 bottles a year.
When Prohibition set in during the 1920’s, Howell Mountain fell off the map and didn’t reappear for 50 years. Then, in 1980, a quirky winemaker named Randy Dunn astounded the wine world with his Howell Mountain Cabernet. In 1983, Howell Mountain became officially recognized as the first sub-region in California: The first sub-AVA of Napa Valley.

Can’t make it Thursday?
Call us!

703-668-9463 (WINE)