Yellowwood Mountain

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Deep, dark color. Sharp nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, cut Cuban cigar, black fruit and some cedar wood. Very angular in the mouth. This was good but had an odd mean streak in it that was herbal and very strong. After 7 hours of air it mellowed a bit. — 4 days ago

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Von Strasser

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Deep purple color and a brilliant nose with a nice finish. A slightly lighter cab compared to the 93 Dunn but still great for the age! — 3 days ago

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Eric

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Awesome pull

School House

School House Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

It’s been forever since I last posted but this is an appropriate wine to start posting again. First time having this well balanced, elegant pinot. — 10 days ago

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Rafael Landestoy

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I bought 7 bottles at a great price and now I wish I would’ve bought more. Delicious.
Rafael Landestoy

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I bought 7 bottles at a great price and now I wish I would’ve bought more. Delicious.
Rafael Landestoy

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I bought 7 bottles at a great price and now I wish I would’ve bought more. Delicious.

Cade

Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Last pull for Thanksgiving and man it did not disappoint. Hit all the notes I look for in a cab: big black fruit, balance, structure and layers of depth. — 2 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ok, I’m sheltering in place. Why not drink the good stuff. Wonderful aroma, deep deep dark fruit, earth ,vanilla . Mid pallet and long finish. Just a delicious wine. — 7 days ago

Tom, Ira and 8 others liked this

Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend 2018

This is an absolute beautiful wine. Bought it at a nice little wine shop in Del Ray beach Florida. I told them what I like and this is what was recommended. I can’t express how velvety smooth it is with just a little bit of tannin and lots of fruit. I may have to place an order for more! Will end this busy Monday on a very fine note. — 7 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B very nice! Cheers! 🍷
Trixie

Trixie

@Sharon B Are you a sommelier certified now? Noticed the ✔ by your name.🙂
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@Trixie i tried to reply last time but it wouldn’t go through. Something was wrong with the app at the time. No I am not. I think I probably got the check mark for a couple of reasons but being a sommelier is not one of them. I wish I was that smart when it comes to wine! @Dawn E. Cheers!!

O'Shaughnessy

Howell Mountain Merlot 2013

One bad ass Merlot. Intense, edgy, black fruited awesomeness. Done in a Cab style. — 2 days ago

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Eric

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You can set your watch to them!
Severn Goodwin

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Any '13 CA is a no-brainer for me, great vintage on all reds.
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Esp Howell 👍

Force Majeure

Les Volés Mourvèdre Estate Vineyard Red Mountain 2017

Off the truck Friday,
Obviously too early for true comparison to other Mourvedre’s, but its promising. I’ll save the other bottles for awhile

The 2017 Mourvèdre Les Volés comes from a single block of the estate vineyard and is all Mourvèdre.
Jeb 97+
— 10 days ago

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Turley

Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2016

Very savory showing. Aromatic herbs. Meat pie. Blood. Some of the tannin you’d expect from Howell. None of the fire you get with Dragon. — 3 days ago

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Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

David T
9.3

We drove up Howell Mountain to get to Cade two Sundays ago. What we witnessed was a horror show of fire damage. It’s hard to see nature destroyed in such a fashion. What was worse were all the brick chimneys only standing where there were once a home or a winery building.

Glass fire note. The fire investigation revealed the fire was started by a Cakebread electric fence short. An additional saddening note is Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars died shortly after the Glass Fire started. She was 90. No way to know if the stress of the fire factored into her passing.

The Howell Mountain was showing better than the Estate...rounder & a touch softer. The tannins were big, grainy, meaty, tarry & dry. This needs another 8 years in bottle to shine. I think at that point, it will push more 94-95. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum & dark cherries. Showing big wood as well...like sucking on a wood plank. Used dark expresso grounds, leather, graphite, dry tobacco, dry brush, dark chocolate, caramel, dark spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, some black licorice notes. dry, crushed rock powder, dry top soils with fresh, dark, red & purple flowers. The acidity is nicely executed. The finish will take time. It’s good, well balanced but, showing little of the integration I prefer.

Photos of; Cade Estate vines, outside patio tasting area, infinity wall and their Estate Cabernet fruit unharvested. Sadly, about 80-85% of the 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet fruit will never see bottling.
— 20 days ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

I really like Cade’s Howell Mountain. Great review. The fire destruction is so sad.