From grapes grown in 3 of Napa's finest sub-regions, 'The Mutt' is a great expression of Cabernet. Medium-bodied with a soft texture, bright flavours of raspberry and blackberry fruits with notes of fresh cream.
Hoopes Vineyard is located in the southernmost part of Oakville, where Yount Mill Road divides the Oakville and Yountville sub-appellations of Napa Valley. The vineyard grows vigorously. Nestled against a hill, and sitting firmly in the flood zone of the Napa River, Hoopes Vineyard has uniquely diverse and fertile alluvial soils despite the small ten-acre size. Farmed and picked by hand, the unique Hoopes fruit receives the highest attention throughout the entire grapegrowing process. The microclimate is very cool in the evening and mostly moderate heat throughout the day. The vineyard produces some of the best cabernet in the valley due to the unique site, clone, and soil combination.