Unwritten Wines California

The truth is in the wine not the words.

Sourced from one of the most historic vineyard sites in Napa Valley, Lewelling Ranch in Saint Helena, our Unwritten Cabernet Sauvignon has complex and inviting aromatics.

The wine is an opaque purple in the glass, visually demonstrating the wine’s youthfulness. The nose erupts with floral aromas of clove, sandalwood, and baking spice. This wine is not shy; it covers your palate with red and black fruits and is replete with succulent flavors of black cherry, creme de cassis and plum compote. Gorgeous, taut tannins give the wine definition and weight, elongating its already lengthy finish.

Unwritten Wine Napa California
  • 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

Our 2017 vintage is a highly sought after, limited-production wine, made from grapes grown on the historic Lewelling Ranch. “Good Farming, Makes Good Wine!” That’s the motto of the family who farms the Lewelling Vineyard on the western side of St. Helena. In its 6th generation, the family of farmers specialize in the noble Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. The vines on this property are meticulously cared for and have been part of a very long legacy that started back in the late 1800s. The clusters being produced here thrive with boundless complexities and character that lend a glimpse into its captivating past.

Winemaker

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
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Inspiration

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.

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