Bravante Vineyards

Bravante Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2007

Bravante Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2007, Napa Valley, California


Very dark in color and not showing much age.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Dry on the palate and fruit forward with nice complexity.

Showing black plums, cherries, cedar, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, herbs and light green vegetables.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 16 year old Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain is peaking now. Drinking very nicely, with a soft mouthfeel and nice balance.

Drinks more like a Napa Merlot at this point.

Still has enough fruits and tannins, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

This 2007 vintage was a great vintage in Napa, and it is showing. A delicious wine. Elegant and restraint.

Howell Mountain fruit is always enjoyable. A great sipping wine to share with friends and talk about.

A small production of only 185 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50 (at release).
— 4 months ago

Ira, Tom and 10 others liked this

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Estate Reserve Howell Mountain Red Blend 2007

Best nose of the night. Great deal too for $40. This wine is hanging tough for sure. Palate is black fruit and tannin. If you can find this is it well worth the effort. Stupid QPR! — 7 years ago

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Love the #QPR!

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Winemaker's Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Delectable notes of black currants and cherry nice hints of oak — 5 years ago


Napa Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


Fairly similar to the '09 Bravante cab I had a few days ago, but with a little more structure. Drink up, as I don't see it improving from here. — 7 years ago

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Simpatico Meritage Red Blend 2004

Tried this wine out of curiosity over its 81 rating in the Wine Spectator. Not sure what they were smoking when they rated it, but I found it to be delightful. 2004 was a great vintage and this one didn't disappoint. Still had rich color and vibrant tannins. It deserves no less than a 90. Very tasty! — 8 years ago

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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Spiced, peppery, fruit forward nose followed by a mellow middle and a long plumb finish. Wow! Even Tammy loves this one! Winning! — 6 years ago

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Howell Mountain Merlot 2009

Yum yum yum a grand merlot with spices — 8 years ago

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Estate Grown Howell-Moutain Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Finally opened after buying at vineyard 18 months ago and it was worth the wait! Excellent Sauv Blanc with some light oak and medium body. Drinks smoothly with a nice aftertaste. — 9 years ago

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