Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Wine Details
Price: $66.00 per bottle

Description: Incredibly dynamic aromas of olives, cedar, sandalwood, luscious blackberry, candy apple, ripe cherries, butterscotch, toffee, black tea, chocolate and violets. The palate is decadent—a sweet core framed within classic Bordeaux tannins, round and chewy, with a long mouth-coating finish. All these amazing flavors in a supremely structured and balanced wine that still only hints at its future glory. The wine will continue to improve over the next 10 to 15 years and beyond.

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.


Back to Piña Napa Valley information