2017 Wines

The Mascot

Nikita Stone
Napa Valley, California

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The Mascot is a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon made from distinct hillside vineyards; specifically the younger vines of Harlan Estate, BOND, and Promontory.  It started out as a small project championed by Will Harlan and shared among the family, winemaking team, and close friends.  Drawing fruit from blocks of recently replanted vineyards (7-15 years of age) The Mascot shares a glimpse into the evolution of its parent estates: a youthful snapshot of their future.

With the 2008 vintage Will had enough wine – 500 cases – to introduce the endeavor to the outside world; releasing the first bottles in 2013.  A hedonistic blend of power and balance, The Mascot is expressive and approachable early in its life with potential to evolve well into the future.