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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: 2002 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has an opaque ruby red color with a garnet hue. Ripe plum, black cherries and earthy currant aromas are framed by sweet vanilla oak and dark chocolate. Supple but concentrated flavors of mixed fruits lead to a long complex finish with polished tannins that are true to its mountain origins. This elegant extracted wine is pleasing upon release, yet will continue to improve with cellaring.

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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