Three extraordinary vintages of our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, ranging from 2012 to 2014.
Retail Price: $370
Vertical Price: $300
Wine Club Price:: $240
The 2012 vintage fully captures the bold personality of a vineyard that we discovered high up on the Howell Mountain plateau. The iron-laden, red volcanic loam soils give this Cab its rich, saturated color and loads of deep blackberry, cassis and plum character. Violet, forest loam, maple and hazelnut nuances permeate the wide-open, dark-fruit aromas. The tannins are dynamic and chewy, and amply support the expansive flavors through the persistent finish. It’s a powerful wine, with ripeness, richness and balance.
The 2013 vintage surpassed even the highly touted 2012 vintage in grape quality. A winter with very low rainfall was followed by a dry, warm spring and summer. These factors resulted in balanced vine canopies, good fruit set and small, concentrated grapes. Perfect weather throughout harvest fostered intense, beautifully balanced and expressive wines. Capturing the bold personality of a vineyard high up on the Howell Mountain plateau, this very limited
bottling of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and powerful, revealing deep, highly extracted blackberry, cassis
and plum character.
The 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon reveals its provenance with intense blackberry, cassis and
plum notes framed by dynamic, mouth-coating tannins. Hints of bay laurel, bittersweet chocolate, earthy
forest-loam and dried rose petal further speak to its sourcing from grapes grown in iron-laden, red volcanic
loam soils high up on Howell Mountain. This rich, powerful wine will benefit from a decade of bottle aging;
however, if served in its youth, we recommend decanting before serving.