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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: 2003 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby red color with a garnet hue. Bright, high tone aromas of cherry, raspberry and blueberry mixed with chocolate, creamy vanilla, sandalwood and a hint of tapioca. Supple, but concentrated flavors of fruit compote lead to a long smooth finish with polished tannins. An elegant yet extracted wine that is pleasing upon release and 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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