The hefty, 80% Cabernet Sauvignon shines against 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. A bombastic black currant and dark cherry perfume explodes from the glass at the slightest swirl, carrying undertones of violets, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. This is a wine that demands your full attention! The solid structure hints at decades still in the tank, so don’t be afraid to tuck a few bottles away and let evolution run its course.
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain was aged for 22 months in oak barrels, 84% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it explodes from the glass with bombastic black currants, black cherries and boysenberries notes plus underlying hints of violets, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and fragrant.