Hill Family Estate, Briarstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California

After three decades of farming grapes for some of Napa Valley’s finest wine producers, Doug and the family decided that their family should enter the wine business. Hill Family Estate was born out of the desire for the family to work together – sharing the experience of crafting fine wines that showcased the grapes that Doug farmed and then introducing those wines to the consumer at a tasting room in their hometown, and American foodie capital, Yountville, California. Briarstone Vineyard is located in the atlas Peak Appellation, in the mountains east of Yountville. Climate: Moderate temperatures, occasional fog, sometimes above the fog line. Elevation: 1500 feet. One of the newer growing regions, it produces excellent maountain Cabernets, Merlots, Chardonnays, and Sauvignon Blancs depending on location of the sun and terroir.