Buying a home is a mammoth undertaking that merits special wine. With their history and ageability, these California treasures are perfect for toasting the past and the years to come.
The 96-point Freemark Abbey is a classically elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Napa Valley’s first producers, whose history dates to 1886. Dark fruit aromas and a creamy, rich palate are supported by well-integrated tannins that make this wine delicious now or cellar-worthy for decades.
The 97-point Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from high atop Mt. Veeder, where viticulture began during the 1860s. This wine encapsulates the beguiling paradox of wine produced from mountain fruit: powerful and opulent, yet graced by an underlying thread of pure finesse.
Stonestreet’s 97-point Upper Barn is crafted from one of California’s most historically important Chardonnay vineyards, which sits at 1,800 feet in elevation. It achieves an exquisite balance between power and grace, reflecting the opposing forces of intense sunlight and cool ocean breezes.
In time, your home will tell its own stories. But for now, these storied wines are the perfect prelude.