Colour: The appearance is deep red with a brilliant reflection along the rim.
Aroma: On the nose, hints of graphite, wet stone, and fresh spices interplay with a fruit component that brings notes of fresh, dark berries, notably cassis.
Palate: The wine begins with precision and tension, as mineral acidity drives linearly from the front to the back of the palate. The tannins, gaining definition, are harmoniously integrated with the density and freshness of the fruit, creating a long and vibrant finale.
History of Promontory
In the early 1980s while hiking along Oakville’s southwestern ridge, H. William Harlan discovered an isolated territory. The hidden expanse — ancient and untamed — moved him deeply, but remained elusive until the Harlan family finally captured it in 2008. Over time they found that the dramatic landscape — just beyond the edge of the known — would slowly change them, and ultimately inspire a new endeavour: Promontory.
Wines from hillsides of Promontory reflect the many aspects of the territory: the native forests, the moisture of the ephemeral fog, and the minerality of the geologic underpinnings. These disparate facets in symphony provide a natural balance of freshness, energy, and tannin. We believe these traits, in wine, are the building blocks of great vitality and long life.