Honrama Cellars

2014 'Andres Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
Availablity

9 in stock

Price:
$98.00
Availablity

9 in stock

Appearance medium ruby
Aromas blackberry, black cherry, anise, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, cedar cigar box, saddle leather, wet forest floor, eucalyptus
Palate bold flavors of black fruit, Earl Grey tea, vanilla, mint, rosemary, violets, smooth and approachable tannins, vibrant acidity
Food Pairing Suggestions
Look for recipes where power meets elegance to mirror this wine’s style. Lamb, pork, sausage, grilled meats, stews and game will all pair beautifully with this wine. Dishes with black olives, black pepper, pungent herbs, and mushrooms will also compliment nicely. Create a charcuterie board of hard cheeses and salami for your next wine party.
Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Oakville Grade, Napa Valley, CA


Production
150 cases
Alcohol
14.9%
Aging Potential
Enjoy now through 2028
Winemaker Notes

“We named this Cabernet ‘Andrés Selection’ after our middle child. At his young age of 11 years old, he loves his family business. We often have to leave our kids at night to attend wine events, although he would rather we stayed at home he already understands the hard work that goes into small family business. Andrés always asks when we get home, “How much wine did you sell? What is our net profit? Mom, did you close the deal?? We have no doubt in our hearts that our hard work and energy is being passed to our three hard working children. Andrés aspires to be a famous winemaker, to own a Bugatti car and to continue to ride horses. Cheers to closing the deal! – The Puentes Family


About the Winemaker

Miriam Puentes and her husband, Juan Jose Puentes, founded Honrama Cellars for a courageous man who sought to make a better life for himself and his family. Miriam’s father, Honorio Ramirez-Mata came to the United States from Mexico as a young man with hope in his heart and a dream that his family would have opportunity for the future. A very loyal and hard worker, Honorio eventually worked his way out of the fields and into the cellar as foreman for Caymus Vineyards,  and the family moved and settled just north of St. Helena. Over the years working as Cellar Foreman, Miriam’s father was taught how to make his own wine by the owners of the vineyard. He began making his own wine and chose Miriam, his oldest daughter to work in his wine tasting room.  Then, sadly her father past away leaving behind so many unfulfilled plans and dreams for the future. After Honorio’s death, the Wagners at Caymus stepped up and helped Miriam’s family, ultimately supporting her through college. There, Miriam took wine and business marketing classes, which she uses today handling her own winery’s sales and marketing duties. Miriam later met her husband Juan Jose Puentes, whom she convinced to change career paths and who eventually got into the wine business. Throughout the years Juan made valuable connections with winemakers and vineyard managers across Napa Valley and learned the trade. He uses his relationships today to create wine for Honrama Cellars.

About the Winery
Honrama Cellars
Honrama Cellars reflects the bond of respect and admiration between generations. Proprietors Miriam Puentes and Juan Jose Puentes founded Honrama in honor of Miriam's father, Honorio Ramirez-Mata, an immigrant who came to the United States from Mexico as a young man with hope in his heart and a dream that his family would have opportunity for the future. He and his wife worked in the fields of Napa Valley for many years tending to vineyards. A very loyal and hard worker, Honorio eventually worked his way out of the fields and into the cellar as foreman for Caymus Vineyards.
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