Our production is limited and this small lot production ensures each vintage delivers an exceptional experience; an ultra-premium, handcrafted wine with exclusive distribution and a great story. At Prothro Family Wines, we value structured, balanced wines that express the characteristics of each vineyard and each vintage. We are excited to share these wines with you and hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we do.
2014 HOWELL MOUNTAIN | NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This is a classic Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from a vintage that produced aromatically expressive, rich, and energetic wines with striking balance and plenty of potential for aging. We blended the Howell Mountain Beatty Ranch Cabernet with 4.5 percent Petit Verdot, 3 percent Malbec, 2.5 percent Merlot, and 1 percent Cabernet Franc to yield a wine with red fruit, currant, and chassis and a full, rich palate. The wine exhibits maturity that comes from extended oak aging while maintaining soft tannins and acidity to ensure it develops over many years. We have always been fans of Howell Mountain Cabernets and we are very excited to share it with you!
We call this wine DEMARCATION…the line between old and new, past and present, good and great. When we decided to begin the journey to make wine again after a 16-year hiatus, the first wine we envisioned carrying our name was Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Our cabs represent our commitment to moving forward in our winemaking lives and bringing you wines that represent our past, our present, and our future plans. Wines that represent our commitment to today and tomorrow. Wines that not only tell our story, but add to yours.
2016 YOUNTVILLE | NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
We love Sauvignon Blanc! It is our go to white wine and we look for a style that incorporates fruit and minerality with a touch of hay. We used stainless steel tank fermented and aged Sauvignon Blanc as a base and blended it with 7 percent barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc and 1 percent Chardonnay. This wine delivers all that you expect from a new world Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of old world nuance. It exhibits grapefruit and melon combined with hay, wet stone, and just a little hint of oak. It is full on the palate while maintaining the crisp acidity associated with Sauvignon Blancs. This wine is great any time of year and has the richness and acidity to stand on its own.
We call this wine PURPOSE... Living life by design, not by default. When we embarked on our journey to produce a Sauvignon Blanc, we wanted to create a wine with intent…much like life. We started Prothro Family Wines at a time when we were faced with many changes. Instead of waywardly drifting, we chose to live a life we designed and not default to a life of random events. Much like that decision, we see our Sauvignon Blancs as wines of purpose. Not frivolous wines, but wines with intent, weight, and seriousness. Wines that reminds us of our journey and the stories that we've experienced along the way.