Hawk & Horse Blog

By Gregory Dal Piaz

The Best of Both Worlds2

If port is sometimes too much for you, but the dried fruit of late harvest wines leaves you flat, consider something like this off-the-wall fortified wine from Hawk and Horse Vineyards. Lake County Cabernet fortified with grape spirits to only 16% alcohol, this is a dynamite bottle of wine. Not inexpensive, but damn is it good!

2006 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Latigo Dessert wine, Red Hills lake Co. CA 16% $45 Made with Cabernet Sauvignon

This is lovely, intense and rich on the nose, with notes of burnt sugar, dried herbs, wood spice, vanilla and date and dried plum fruit. Sweet on entry but not terribly heavy, this is open and broad on the palate and filled with red fruit. Strawberry, cherry and a touch of plum glide across the palate topped with gentle wood spice and toasted marshmallow notes. Lots of vanilla drives the wine through the long, red fruited, plum and caramel laden finish. Dangerously easy to drink and so well integrated. This is very aromatic on the finish, with licorice and strawberry popping out with air. I like! 92pts  Read more...


September 9th & 10th - Hawk and Horse Vineyards will be pouring and selling wine at Family Winemakers of California at Ft. Mason in San Francisco! 

Come out and meet Mitch and Tracey, try our latest release and purchase your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon!

For more info and ticket information please click HERE.



Thank you to Beverage Testing Institute for offering Hawk and Horse Vineyards this opportunity to have wines judged. Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon received Gold Medal, Exceptional, 93 points!

Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills $65.

Deep garnet purple color. Rich aromas and flavors of creme brulee and spicy currant pie with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, bright, tangy finish with powdery, elegant tannins. A pure, delicious, beautifully structured cabernet.

RATING: 93 points (Exceptional)
CATEGORY: Cabernet Sauvignon, Red
ORGANIC:  Demeter Certified Grown Grapes-Organically Grown Grapes 

This wine is slated for release early September. Phone or e-mail Tracey (707) 942-4600; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the mailing list to receive priority allocation status for this outstanding 100% Cabernet Sauvignon! Just 1,350 cases produced.

Also, remember to ask for Hawk and Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon when you are in New York at Patsy's, Ben & Jacks Steakhouse, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Sparks Steakhouse, Empire Steakhouse; in San Diego at The Fish Market/Top of the Market.

Wines with Altitude in San Francisco

The Lake County Winery Association gears up for the second annual Wines with Altitude event, a San Francisco invasion of Lake County wines offering wine enthusiasts an opportunity to discover the "high elevation" wine region of California's Lake County and sample over 100 wines, on September 8, noon - 3 p.m.at The Winery SF on Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Tickets for Wines with Altitude are on sale now and offered at Early Bird pricing through August 25. Buy two tickets at the special pricing of $70 per pair or $40 for one.

To order tickets go to: http://www.WineswithAltitude.evenbrite.com or www.lakecountywineries.org.

For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 707-355-2762.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Hawk and Horse Vineyards has the honor to have been selected for the wine list at The Fish Market, Top of the Market, downtown San Diego.  This iconic restaurant serves some of the most succulent fresh seafood dishes - in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of San Diego Bay.  

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is featured on the upstairs wine list but everyone is more than welcome to enjoy Hawk and Horse Vineyards wine anywhere in the building:  The Front Oyster Bar, Sushi Bar, Bar Deck...  Wine Director, Anne Estrada's, suggested pairing:  "I  think a truly brilliant pairing would be our local harpooned swordfish, the best San Diego has to offer. Moist, firm and juicy, we are currently serving it at Top of the Market with a port demi, herb spaetzel and roasted brussel sprouts, yum! We also have great cuts of meat and surf and turf!"

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 94-points by The Tasting Panel Magazine and was the winner of the Gold Medal at the Critic's Challenge International Wine Competition/Wine and Roses in San Diego.  So treat yourself to this award-winning wine at one of San Diego's finest eateries!!!

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