Celebrate, our 30th anniversary wine, is released at Halekulani- 2014
In honor of our 30th anniversary, we are proud to release a special wine, unique to Halekulani.
Called “Celebrate”, it’s a Cabernet Sauvignon, created and produced especially for Halekulani, from Neyers Vineyard in Napa Valley.
“I’ve always enjoyed their wines,” says Kevin Toyama, Wine Manager and Lead Sommelier at Halekulani. “They grow their grapes organically in their Conn Valley ranch, 15 minutes east of St. Helena in the heart of Napa. There, in the valley, amid the rolling hills and trees, the fog collects, having a cooling influence on the land and the vines. All their grapes are handpicked, and placed in small bins to protect the fruit. Then the grapes are hand-sorted and inspected at the winery. This time-intensive process results in a higher quality product that is evident in the wine.”
He also describes this one-of-a-kind Cabernet Sauvignon as a balance of American styles and European notes. It is youthful and elegant with a brightness of fruit inspired by the warmer climate of Napa and with a supporting structure that allows it to transfer a lot of savory flavor from the earth. “There is a quality and personality to the wine that will last,” he says. “It has a purity to it. There is a hint of herbs, like you’re walking through the forest.”
Neyers Vineyard made only one barrel of Celebrate. This special occasion wine is now available at La Mer, Orchids and at the Halekulani boutique, for $150. Celebrate will age well, so can be stored to enjoy in the future, but with such a limited supply, once this full-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon is sold out, it will be but a memory.