The first time I ever saw Napa Valley was in 1982 while attending a medical conference. I had started collecting wines 10 years prior and was already a member of several wine societies in New York City with a growing cellar. I was mesmerized by the physical beauty and spirit of wine country and made a commitment to myself to return, live and possibly grow and make wine.
After retiring from the medical practice of Urology for 27 years at New York University Medical Center, I felt it was time to live out my dreams and passion. In 2000, after two years of searching for a vineyard home site on Howell Mountain in Angwin California, (finally) a property became available that had one owner since the mid-1920s. The 21-acre parcel had an existing red brick farmhouse and was planted to grow apples and walnuts.
After a period of due diligence, my first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard of 3.5 acres was planted the following spring. A second vineyard was planted in Spring of 2004 on a site 100 feet higher than my earlier vineyard at 2000 ft. above the valley and referred to as the Knoll. Every aspect of the winemaking process from the fruit picked in my vineyard to production and barrel storage has been researched with no expense spared to be able to offer Howell Mountain single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to the most critical wine aficionado.