With lush aromas of black currant, blackberry and peppery spice, this oppulently structured Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has complex layers of concentrated flavor.
This wine is firm and well-built. Enjoy its extracted aromas and flavors of red and black fruit with a well-marbled steak with wild mushrooms and roasted fingerling potatoes. The wine also pairs well with boldly-flavored foods like beef short ribs and other braised beef dishes.
Howell Mountain Cabernet and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven! The chocolate mellows the tannins in the wine, while the rich, dark Cabernet Sauvignon has enough fruit and structure to withstand the boldness of the chocolate. This is the ultimate classic pairing!
Made from an exceptional vineyard located at about 1,700’ elevation on the western slopes of Howell Mountain appellation. This vineyard produces grapes of extraordinary concentration and structure.
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After “cold-soaking” to extract rich color, the crushed grapes fermented for two weeks to fully develop a rich mouthfeel and palate.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (40% new).
Bottling Date: May 18, 2020
Production: 122 Cases
Dark and rich, with aromas of ripe mountain berries, deep dark currents and elegant floral notes express themselves in a dusty, earthy minerality in the nose. The fruit components are very dark in flavor and color with black cherry, blackberry, plum, chocolate, and mocha. Howell Mountain fruit has a beautiful, silky elegance to it, producing wines with a long, lingering after-taste to round out the full experience you come to expect from these extraordinary mountain grapes.
Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Howell Mountain - Napa Valley
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
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