2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet is a multifaceted wine which represents our Howell Mountain Estate at its fullest. The wine has a dark purple color with a solid core. Boysenberry, black currant, rum raisin, crushed granite, and violet aromas are bright and lively. Expressive fruit concentrates on the palate with dark chocolate, wild blackberry jam and crème di cassis being followed by a long complex finish with balanced tannins and good acidity. An extracted wine that is rewarding upon release but will continue to improve with cellaring.
|Varietal composition||88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% St. Macaire|
|Release date||September 2013|
|Type of oak||French|
|Months in oak||20|
(96+ Points) The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain covers every inch of the palate with layers of deep, rich, dark fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, violet and cloves seem to pop right out of the glass in this juicy, extroverted wine. Deceptively approachable, the 2010 has plenty of tannin lurking beneath its massive fruit. I would not be surprised if the 2010 shuts down in bottle. It is one of the deepest, inkiest 2010s I tasted from Howell Mountain. ~ Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate.