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Coombsville, California Coombsville, California


We are pleased to share with you our dream, KATALI, a wine we love and have named for our lovely daughters, Katie and Allie.

2018 KATALI Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 KATALI Cabernet Sauvignon

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 velvety, well-balanced and voluptuous.

The 2018 Katali Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, rich garnet color and an alluring opening aroma of blackberries, cocoa powder, Tahitian vanilla and violets. This wine is beautifully hand-crafted to be the epitome of Coombsville-Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It is full-bodied with tantalizing bright cherry, cranberry, plum, notes of baking spices and violets. The wine is very approachable and has an amazing mouth-feel on the palate with a soft and elegant finish that lingers forever.

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We have produced only eight barrels of the 2018 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

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2019 Katali Cabernet Sauvignon Coming Soon!

For the first time ever, we submitted our Cabernet Sauvignon to a couple of wine competitions. We are thrilled to announce the wine received Double Gold 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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ka•tali: Love; to be warmly attached to

(Origin - Tamil, longest surviving classical language)

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Welcome to KATALI Wines

Welcome to KATALI Wines

-- A combination of KATie and ALlie -- 
a wine is created!

The Downer Family has had roots in the Napa Valley for four generations.

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 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 Downer

Jackie Downer

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.

Michael Downer

Michael Downer

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.

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