QTR 2014 Cabernet, Estate - Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

$124.99

QTR 2014 Cabernet, Estate - Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Retail 130.00 – GGWC 124.99

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The StoryQTR is the latest Thomas Rivers Brown/Jim Barbour venture.  The vineyard is situated on Howell Mountain spanning between 850 and 1200 feet elevation.  The vineyard is divided into seven blocks, ranging from 1/3 to 2 acres in size.  Only 6 acres are planted.  The 2012 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR or Quality Time Remaining is the brainchild of Natan & Jessica Bibliowicz.  After raising their kids they said that they had lots of QTR and decided to venture into the other love, wine. They purchased a property atop Howell Mountain and planted it to Cabernet in 2000.  This is the first commercial vintage!

 

The Wine: QTR’s aromatics are amazing.  Dark red fruit and exhilarating minerality reflecting the volcanic nature of the site, and a hedonistic display of cocoa and roasted coffee beans jump out of the glass on impact.  The wine is loaded front to back with stunning, yet extremely well-crafted fruit that is nicely balanced with a whiff of acidity and leads into an amazingly long finish with well-integrated tannins that speak to the lower elevation of Howell Mountain with a freshness and minerality reflecting the volcanic nature of the site.  Only 300 cases produced, so the wine will not be around for a long time!

 

For those attending our New York event on June 17, you'll get a chance to meet the owners of QTR !


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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: QTR