A single vineyard, handcrafted small lot Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the prestigious Caldwell Vineyard in the Coombsville Appellation of the Napa Valley. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, this wine is artfully crafted to be an elegant, full bodied, well-balanced and luscious wine. The epitome of Coombsville-Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2019 KATALI Cabernet Sauvignon is a very big wine, inky-dark and opens with an alluring aroma of complex black fruit, cocoa powder, cranberry and a hint of spice. In true KATALI fashion, our Cabernet is rich and velvety with blackberry, cranberry, dark chocolate-cherry truffle, notes of vanilla, warm spice and violets. This epitome of Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon needs time to open (we recommend at least 30 minutes) before you fully experience the glorious opulent mouth-feel and flavor explosion with a forever-finish, teasing at what is to come with this wine over time.
We have produced only six barrels of the 2019 KATALI Cabernet Sauvignon with our illustrious winemaker, Richard Sowalsky. We are pleased to offer this exquisite release for your enjoyment and we invite you to become a member of the KATALI Wine Club today.
$125 per bottle
$100 per bottle Club Members
We submitted our Cabernet Sauvignon to two wine competitions. We are thrilled to announce the wine received Double Gold and high ratings in BOTH competitions!
Double Gold 93 Points - Orange County Wine Competition 2022
Double Gold 95 Points - Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition 2022
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Michael and Jackie wanted to create a legacy of ultra-premium, irresistible small lot wines as a way to connect their daughters to the wine country they grew up in. The stellar 2015 vintage was their first release of KATALI. The Downer's wine roots go back to Michael’s grandfather who had property in Napa Valley in the 1950’s and who loved to visit the Valley with family and friends. Friendships play a pivotal role with our grape sourcing, custom crushing and most of all, the wine making. While the family has strong ties to the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest, Napa is the heart of KATALI.
Jackie spent ten years at Wilson Daniels Wine Sales & Marketing, where as VP she worked with several prestigious wine brands including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Salon Champagne. Next was 12 years as VP, General Manager at Clos Pegase Winery, which was owned by Jan & Mitsuko Shrem, to round out her wine business expertise. It also introduced her and Michael to their illustrious artisan winemaker, Richard Sowalsky.
Ever since Michael and Jackie met at Linfield College, in the heart of Oregon wine country, their love and appreciation for wine has grown. They moved to the Napa Valley in 1989 where the siren song of winemaking is strong for Michael. While his passion and dedication to the Banking industry runs deep, his love for wine seems to run in his veins. He dabbled in home winemaking with friends, creating some gold medal beauties (Port and Cabernet Sauvignon) that are holding up very well to aging.