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2018 HOWELL MOUNTAIN, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2018 HOWELL MOUNTAIN, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

This elegant Limited-Edition 2018 Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays hints of cassis, spice, black currant, and cherry flavors. Excellent now but can age well for over a decade.

With elevations of 1,400 to 2,200 feet, Howell Mountain Cabernets are some of the most concentrated wines in the world. The shallow volcanic soils results in struggling vines, thus resulting in small clusters of tiny grapes. The smaller grapes have a higher skin-to-juice ratio resulting in more complex tannis, adding unique flavors throughout the wine.

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The Howell Mountain AVA

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
Appellation
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 29th, 2018
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 65% New Oak
Bottling Date
June 1st, 2020
Residual Sugar
DRY
Tannin
The shallow volcanic soils results in struggling vines, thus resulting in small clusters of tiny grapes. The smaller grapes have a higher skin-to-juice ratio resulting in more complex tannis, adding unique flavors throughout the wine.
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Limited-Release displays hints of cassis, spice, black currant, and cherry flavors.
Production Notes
High above the clouds with elevations of 1,400 to 2,200 feet, Howell Mountain Cabernets are some of the most concentrated wines in the world. The shallow volcanic soils results in the vines struggle to stay alive, thus resulting in small clusters of tiny grapes. The smaller grapes have a higher skin-to-juice ratio resulting in deeper-colored wine with higher tannin. Which results in more complex tannis, adding unique flavors.
Winemaker Notes
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near– ideal conditions for our winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
Production
Limited-Production

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