H. Posert & Son. This wine label was originally founded by a father son team (Harvey Posert Sr. has since passed on). This is one of the smallest wineries you will find in the Napa Valley. Their entire vineyard is just under 1/2 an acre! The vineyard is located in the St. Helena appellation on the valley floor and is farmed organically. With a vineyard this size, great deal of attention and care can be given to the vines and Harvey Jr., the “son” in the H. Posert name, is involved in this aspect. It is mainly planted to Cabernet Sauvignon with a small percentage of the vines being Merlot.
The well-known Harvey Posert, often called “the dean of wine public relations” had a very long history in the wine industry dating back to the mid 1960′s. He was in charge of the Robert Mondavi Winery public relations for many years and today has his own PR consulting firm with most of his winery clients based in the Napa Valley. In addition he authored “Spinning the Bottle” a PR how to book for those in the wine industry.
Their first vintage was in 2001 and all their vintages are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvey Jr. has also been involved in the wine business for many years. He describes the style of their wine as fruit driven, with good acidity and not overly tannic on the finish. His philosophy regarding wine is simple yet refreshing, “when you put it in your mouth you either like it or not”, and then he goes on to say “we hope that you enjoy our wine”.
The wine is made at a winery in Napa and is often in the 100 to 120 case range. As a result this wine has very limited availability and if you are interested in purchasing, it is best to phone direct. They have a mailing list which you can request to be put on when you call; they also hold back a certain number of their older vintages for sale.
Note: this review has been identified as needing a *major* update.