2015 Wolf’s Head Vineyard Cabernet
2015 Wolf’s Head Vineyard Cabernet Deep aromas of cassis, blackberry jam, cherries and old leather. A pal- ate of blackberries, cherries, cassis, and tobacco leaf followed with spicy cedar notes that linger through a long spicy finish Best now through 2030. Cameron Woodbridge is also the Proprietor of the Stormy Weather label which shares the Wolf’s Head Calistoga pedigree.
Wolf’s Head Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Calistoga region located in the northern part of Napa Valley, home to some of the biggest, boldest wines in the Napa region. The vines are planted in a rich volcanic red soil and the high daytime and cool night time temperatures provide for intense colors, rich flavors, a touch of acidity and a ton of tannic structure in the grapes.
It all started with a crazy idea amongst a group of oenophile friends to start a winery in California. That crazy idea became reality with the purchase in late 2012 of 120 acres of unplanted land in Napa. The Wolf’s Head name came about when we realized that the perimeter of our land was shaped like a wolf’s head!
Our vision with the Wolf’s Head family of wines is to produce something exceptional yet at a price point that anyone can afford. With the help of our winemaking partner-in-wine, Cameron Woodbridge (formerly of Hundred Acre, brother of winemaker Jayson Woodbridge and the creator of the renowned Stormy Weather Napa Valley Cabernet). Cameron has sourced fruit from Napa Valley to make each of our Wolf’s Head Cabernet Sauvignon vintages as well as 2012 Haymaker Napa Valley Cabernet. Cameron has also applied his style of winemaking to our wines from Paso Robles.
Currently the Wolf’s Head family includes our flagship Wolf’s Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. There is also Wolf’s Head Iberia, a spicy dense wine created from a field blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals in the Paso Robles area. Haymaker, a Cabernet Sauvignon that is all dark fruit and spice from the Calistoga AVA, aged for 36 months in French Oak. We also have two fortified red wines, Wolf’s Head Iberian Ruby which is also a blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals, and Wolf’s Head Apennine Ruby, a delicious one-off special blend of Italian varietals, from 2014.