The Arkenstone Estate Cabernet Blend consists entirely of fruit from our Howell Mountain Estate ranging from 1400' to 1650' on the western shoulder of the mountain. Each year the blen is comprised of the top performing blocks from 16 of our 22 blocks didicated to the Estate Cab Blend.
The 2018 Howell Mountain Estate Red Blend is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot and 2% Malbec. It was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 100% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sashays out of the glass with gregarious scents of red and black cherries, cassis and ripe plums plus nuances of lilacs, pencil lead, tree bark and black olives. Full-bodied, it has a solid structure of ripe, fine-grained tannins with great freshness lifting the dense fruit to a long, wonderfully pure finish.