Situated in the mountains above Conn Valley and near the base of Howell Mountain, the Buehler
Estate vineyards are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon. The juxtaposed topography of
steeply sloped hillsides with eastern exposures against very gently sloping hills with southern and
southwestern exposures hints at the tumultuous geologic past of the Estate; extensive faulting
resulted in at least three distinct soil types. Not surprisingly, grapes grown on the different soils
give different characteristics to the finished wines; these differences are often as great as the
differences across various Bordeaux varieties and allow Buehler to blend within the variety of Cabernet
Sauvignon to craft a truly multi-faceted Estate wine.
The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola
and spice complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted
flavors that only mature hillside vineyards can render. Buehler's Estate Cabernet is the most age-worthy
wine they produce and may be enjoyed anytime over the next 15 years.