Due north of the Napa Valley is the famed AVA Lake County. Known for big robust wines, the Lake County AVA is gaining traction with wine enthusiasts all over the US.
Hawk and Horse Vineyards was really the dream of owner David Boies. His love of wine and of California's North Coast wine growing region drove him to seek out a unique property that would support a vineyard of world-class distinction. In 1982, after exhaustive searching, he purchased what was then known as the historic El Roble Grande Ranch in Lower Lake, California. At that time, El Roble Grande was a rather run-down abandoned horse breeding facility situated on 900 acres of wilderness.
David's vision of perfect growing conditions, such as rich soil, fresh water and clean air, transcended preconceived notions about county affiliations. David saw the high elevation sites, red volcanic soils, on-site water sources, pristine air and the rugged natural beauty of this most special place, and realized this was a land of great potential. His vision saw the opportunity to create something very unique and authentic from this wild land and that vision has now come to fruition.
Offering organic and biodynamic wines, this block buster Cabernet Sauvignon that threw me to the ground is a must have for wine enthusiasts of all levels of collecting.