Louis Honig purchased Honig's Rutherford Vineyard in 1964, and began producing wine in 1980. In 1984, at the age of 22, Michael Honig took over management of the vineyard and winery. With the help of a handful of family members and a staff of dedicated employees, what began as a small “garage” winery has today become a successful family enterprise, with everyone working collaboratively to run an inspiring and socially responsible business.
The 2017 Bartolucci Vineyard (St. Helena) Cabernet Sauvignon shows rich, broad fruit characters. Cherry cobbler and blackberry notes with underpinnings of French oak. Silky mid-pallet is balanced by firm tannins. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bartolucci Vineyard on Dean York Lane in St. Helena. Aged for 20 months in new French oak barrels.
94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bartolucci vineyard on Dean York Lane in St. Helena. Deep purple-black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard offers vibrant cassis, blackberries and mulberries scents with hints of olives, bay leaves and tilled soil. The palate is full- bodied, firm and fine-grained with background freshness and plenty of energy in the finish.
94 Points - Wine & Spirits Kristen Belair harvested this wine on September 18 through 20, capturing beautifully ripe fruit in this 2017. It grows at a vineyard at the base of Spring Mountain, where the vines in benchland soils ripened their grape skins to a deep black cherry–scented richness. The tannins are breathable, ghosting past the fruit in a whisper of flavor that lasts, the memory of a summer cherry and the burst of its juice. Good wine if you drink it now; great wine if you age it.