WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • APPELLATION
    100% Howell Mountain
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    New French Oak
  • PRODUCTION
    288 bottles

From the dude: Every couple of years we separate a barrel from our "the dude" blend, and create 24 cases of wine from this wine. In 2014 we produced a 100% Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged in 100% new French Oak, and hand waxed. $75 for Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a steal. Only 288 bottles were made. Get it before its gone...

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars is a partnership between Mark Canepa and Neil Koch. Together Mark and Neil have over 25 years of wine industry experience. Mark and Neil have known each other since 2004 and both were recruited by Seguin Moreau (Cooperage in Napa Valley) and they both took Sales positions. They quickly realized that if they combined their skills and resources they could launch something exciting. Their goal is to create wines that are well rounded, enjoyable and affordable. 

Neil has over 12 years of wine industry experience including 6 years working in the production side. He trained under Philip Melka at Seavey Vineyards, Bryant Family and Vineyard 29. Based on his winemaking background he was appointed as the Enologist and Assistant Winemaker at Lewis Cellars where he facilitated the production of highly acclaimed Napa Valley Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay. Neil has also produced Pinot Noir under “The Line Wines” Label.