“Wine is a documentary of so many interconnected parts… the land and its soils, the period of time in which it was grown and made, and the actions of the people dedicated to its production. It is the combination of these that make wine so interesting.” —Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker
2014 QTR Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2014 QTR Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by Thomas River Brown from the 6-acre, sustainably farmed estate in the lower elevations of Howell Mountain. The hillside intensity combined with a second year of drought contributed to explosive flavors of black and red berries, white pepper, cocoa powder and a sweet spice. The rich berry flavors on the palate are complimented with hints of fresh tobacco leaf and black tea. Finessed floral notes of dried rose petals and violet are prominent on both the nose and palate. The 2014 vintage continues to offer well-integrated tannins, bright acidity, and a long, lush finish.
2016 QTR Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley
New to QTR is the inaugural release of the 2016 Chenin Blanc. First grafted in 2015, Viticulturist Jim Barbour hand-selected budwood from Chappellet and develop a single block on the QTR Estate. The block consists of disrupted claystone bedrock with cobbles and boulders of volcanic matter. This rocky and dry soil provides the perfect foundation for a Chenin Blanc with round structure and incredible complexity.
A rare varietal to Howell Mountain, this vibrant Chenin Blanc offers an exploration of tropical fruit, melon, citrus, and floral notes both on the nose and palate. Minerality undertones and mouth-watering acidity compliments the crisp palate of lemon blossoms, zesty lime, and white stone fruit. While refreshing and crisp, this Chenin Blanc has a long full finish perfect for pairing with a cream based pasta.
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