Unwritten Wines California

The truth is in the wine not the words.

Sourced from one two of the most iconic vineyards in Napa Valley, Oakville Station and Las Posadas on Howell Mountain, our Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon has complex and inviting aromatics.

The 2021 is the boldest vintage of Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon to date.  The wine is a masterclass in counterpoint, the mountain fruit brings waves of density and structure while the valley floor fruit imbues the lush power that stitches the complex elements together.

Unwritten Wine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Praise for Unwritten Wines

  • 99 Rating

    Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

    The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Signature Series offers darker currants, rose petals, bay leaf, and an almost bloody, iron character that comes out with time in the glass. Full-bodied on the palate, it’s silky and beautifully balanced, has no hard edges,… 

    Tasting Date 2/16/2023

  • 97 Rating


    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley flies out of the glass with gregarious notes of creme de cassis, blackberry pie, and spice cake, followed by hints of star anise, Sichuan pepper, and black truffles. The full-bodied palate is densely packed…

  • 99 Rating


    The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Howell Mountain comes from Abreu’s Las Pasadas vineyard on Howell Mountain, the first vineyard designated for this label Deep garnet-purple in color…..

  • 96-98 Rating


    The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Oakville, from the Oakville Station vineyard, was tasted as a barrel sample. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes galloping out of the glass with exotic spice, sandalwood, and crushed rocks notes over a core of stewed black plums and…

  • 97-99 Rating


    The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Howell Mountain, tasted as a barrel sample, is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from the Abreu Las Posadas vineyard. Deep garnet-purple in color, it swans out of the glass with fantastically showy notes of kirsch, red roses, and…

    • Optimal Ripening Conditions

    • Lewelling Vineyards remains one of the longest continuously-owned and farmed family vineyards in St. Helena
    • In 1864, pioneer John Lewelling located his ideal setting to take advantage of the warm days, cool nights, and dry weather that would enrich the wine grapes for many generations.

    The Source

    We place the fruit at the heart of each vintage.  Working with grapes from premiere vineyards in Howell Mountain and Oakville, quality is always first.  From hand-selecting the grapes, to a winemaking process that allows the fruit to really define the palette, we have produced a wine that truly exemplifies the best of Napa Valley.


    Mark Porembski first became interested in wine years ago while studying poetry and discovering that some restaurants in Boston’s North End were not perfectly strict about the legal drinking age. He moved to California in 2000 to pursue his interest in wine, eventually taking on the position as Winemaker at Anomaly Vineyards. Mark founded Zeitgeist Cellars, a wine label in collaboration with his wife, Jennifer Williams, in 2005. With experience that includes dozens of wineries in Napa and a stint in Hawkes Bay New Zealand, Mark brings conscientious selection and a commitment to simple and thoughtful creation.

    Mark Porembski


    Like the wine’s appellation, life is unwritten. We were inspired to create something beautiful – something that would grow with us in our own unwritten journey. And what originally started as a fanciful dream has become our life. As we poured our passion each weekend into hand-selecting the very best grapes and watching them grow and mature, our bonds as families and as friends also blossomed. Together, we created a wine that is timelessly delicious and decadent – one that can be enjoyed today, twenty years from now by our children, and beyond. Our families are forever impacted by this vintage. We hope that you’ll get inspired and join our vinous family too.

    Gain Exclusive Access to Our Wine

    When you join our mailing list, you’ll receive offerings for select experiences and be notified of special releases.
    Shopping cart0
    There are no products in the cart!
    Continue shopping