The winery’s estate vineyard at 2300 feet. Rich and intense, displaying classic Howell Mountain perfume and flavors of wild berry, pepper and warm spice. Fine-grained tannins for aging.
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||Sept. 30 – Oct. 20
||20 months in Chateau-style French oak, 75% new
Aroma: Luscious blackberry and boysenberry, with touches of white pepper, lavender, anise and espresso bean.
Flavors: Intense, mouthfilling profile of black cherry and raspberry, underlain with more white pepper, wildflower, roasted coffee, tobacco and vanilla cream followed by hints of coconut and rhubarb.
Finish: Complex flavors extend all the way through mid-palate, ending in a full-throttle finish.
General: This smooth, polished wine possesses the weight and structure befitting a mountain Cabernet. Fine, silky tannins provide the
scaffolding for long-term aging. Decanting is recommended.
Howell Mountain’s rugged terrain produces among Napa Valley’s most acclaimed and sought-after Cabernets. Our estate vineyard and winery are located at the highest elevation, along a ridgeline overlooking the Valley at nearly 2300 feet. The red and brown volcanic soils are thin, rocky, and well-drained, causing the vines to struggle for water and nutrients and creating small berries with intense flavor.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Unfiltered and unfined.