Wells Wilder Casten is the youngest of our family’s 6th generation. Her name is derived from the Wellington boot, first commissioned by the Duke of Wellington in 1815. A nod to our farming heritage, wellies are a hallmark of country life, both hardy and elegant. Fittingly our Welly has a singular love of gumboots and tutus, a teeny stardust in the vineyard and on the street. Like its spirited namesake, our Welly Cabernet Sauvignon is unabashedly expressive and pure. This wine is our tribute to her, and to our family’s 140 years of turning dirt into liquid splendor.
“Welly 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, like its namesake, is unabashedly expressive and pure. Wonderfully-younthful deep purple in color, the aromas virtually leap from the glass, with dark red plum and black cherry leading the charge. The texture is seamless and regal, and the long finish shows off black raspberry, blackberry, and black olive, with minerality and forest floor bringing up the rear. The vibrant, intense and pure character of the 2018 vintage truly shines through in this beauty.”
— Philippe Melka, Winemaker