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.
“The 2021 growing season in Napa Valley was close to perfect, which allowed the flavors and structure to develop slowly and precisely. Deep purple-black in color, Welly Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 gives up crushed wild blackberries, black cherry preserves, oolong tea and candied violets. The brambly black fruit flavors (loganberry, marionberry, boysenberry, olallieberry, youngberry) pile on, accented by sweet oak vanillin and dark chocolate. The full-bodied palate explodes with a powerhouse of black mulberry, dewberry and super-ripe plum layers, framed by ripe, velvety tannins. The finish is seamless, luxurious, and opulent, with amazing tension and class. This is a Welly for the ages.”
— Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky, Winemakers
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