Very nice! I don’t usually enjoy white wines. But I did enjoy this one! — 2 months ago
So much better than you would expect — 4 months ago
Had on NYE. Pretty good cheap wine from HEB — 5 months ago
Light and buttery with an acidic finish! Refreshing and great with seafood pasta! — 2 months ago
Muy fresco, tonos frutales intenso — 4 months ago
Good cheap wine — 5 months ago
Thats some great juice @Benoit Touquette wine.👍🏼
Benoit Touquette has continued to serve as winemaker since 2006.
The first vines the family planted were one acre of Bosche clone Cabernet Sauvignon grafted to budwood provided by Dick Grace of Grace Family Vineyards. The first few vintages were also made at Grace Family Vineyards, until the winery on the estate was completed, with Andy Erickson as winemaker. The winery's first release was an estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 1990, which sold out immediately, and with subsequent vintages, Hartwell established a reputation for fine Cabernet Sauvignon.
Over the years, other parcels of the property were planted, allowing the winery to produce other Cabernet Sauvignons, as well as Merlot, a red dessert wine, and a red wine blend. In 2006, the Hartwells purchased a 4.5-acre vineyard in Carneros from which they produce a Bordeaux-inspired Sauvignon Blanc, and brought acclaimed winemaker Benoit Touquette on board to oversee production.
Hartwell Vineyards was founded in 1986 when Bob Hartwell purchased 90 acres of Wappo Hill—the half of Wappo Hill not owned by Robert Mondavi—in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.
The fruit for the T5 Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the highest point on the Hartwell estate, blocks 14 and 15, which were planted to Bosche clone 30 years ago. The 100% Cabernet wine ages for two years in T5 barriques, rare and prized barrels from famed French cooperage house, Taransaud. These barrels are toasted and crafted from five-year seasoned staves by coopers who have been awarded the title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsman in France). Much like some of the finest wines, they are available only to a select list of customers due to their limited availability.
Each year, a mere 100 cases of Hartwell T5 are produced, available only by allocation to members of the T5 Cabernet Sauvignon wine club. — 6 months ago
Deep ruby/ purple in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, black plums, light oak, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolates, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, light vegetables, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a tasty, but young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruit forward and easy drinking.
Smooth and elegant. Spicy and entertaining. Good right out of the bottle, and better with some airtime.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. Has the potential to be a 93+ point wine in 5 years.
Good by itself as a sipping wine. A good porch wine too. Already Very approachable, tangy and interesting.
A nice collaboration with Robert Mondavi Jr. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah and 1% Petite Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak (60% new).
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 3 months ago
Great after dinner easy wine, very mild. — 4 months ago
Unique taste. Quite good — 6 months ago