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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: This full-bodied Cabernet is marked by luscious aromas of sweet blackberry syrup, cocoa, dark chocolate and brown sugar The palate holds flavors of blackberry, ripe cherries and tobacco leaf. Complemented by firm tannins, the finish is charry and long, with persistent blackberry syrup notes and a slightly floral character. This rich and velvety wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for 15 years or more.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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