Named for Bob and Sue Brakesman’s first granddaughter, the Summit Lake 2009 “Emily Kestrel” Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with great concentration, complexity and style. The wine was produced with 100% estate fruit from the family vineyard high above the Napa Valley on Howell Mountain. Deep ruby black in color, the Emily Kestrel 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with expressive aromas of spicy cherry chutney, toffee, leather and honeycomb. The palate is full bodied with rich flavors of dried blueberry, anise, earth and mocha custard and its fine, elegant tannins create a deliciously smooth finish.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Emily KestrelNapa Valley
94 Points Beverage Testing Institute
Cellar Selection Beverage Testing Inst
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30 months in oak
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain, Napa
- 94 Points Beverage Testing Institute
A well-established small production winery in Napa Valley.
Owner Bob Brakesman readily admits his beloved Summit Lake Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s best locations, and a little slice of paradise. Located high above ...