Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Dunn Vineyards

Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.6

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

This is unicorn wine, ladies and gentlemen. Never thought I’d get to try one of these as they are super rare (and stupid expensive). Old vines, actually, as this was the original vineyard Randy planted back in the ‘70s. Sadly, ‘13 was the last vintage of this as it was replanted. It’s undoubtedly Dunn in its power and structure with an added sweet, velvet mid palate and finish. Charcoal/smoke, roasted blue and black fruit, and clove. Finish is just a mind-blowing evolution of potpourri, baked berry pie and savory notes. Deserves a table to its own and a few more years to grow up to its potential. Awesome stuff
@Mark Flesher .
— 16 days ago

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@Bryan Kesting thought it was the perfect time to share with all!! This one was singing. But I'm still going to let the other sit fora decade....maybe .... :)
9.6
TheSkip

TheSkip

Wow. Impressive. I clearly need @Mark Flesher ‘s salary! 😜
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Lol @TheSkip there were a few months of huge cuts made after getting that email offering and paying that bill! #decisionsweremade!

Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Delicious fruit but still has a LOT of room to run, which is a good thing. 2 hour decant. 14.5% alcohol probably rounding up to 15 easy, but still extremely well balanced with smooth tannins and a longg finish. Last opened in 2017, will try to let the rest continue to mellow another 3-5 years. — 6 days ago

Blythe Susan

Rosé Blend 2015

Very nice rose. Glad we bought several bottles. A hidden gem of a winery we found thanks to Julie of Hidden Napa Jeep Tours. — 9 days ago

Cimarossa

Rive di Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Shay A
9.5

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Personally, this epitomizes a wine that was opened at the right time and showed absolutely everything its got. Just a killer showing from a favorite Howell Mtn producer. Every single component was firing on all cylinders...the entire fruit spectrum on display on the nose alongside sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate was deceptively dark yet still showed Cimarossa’s signature red clay (at least that’s what I call it). Soft in the beginning with a velvet fist in the middle. Plenty of structure here to cruise for a while. Wonderful bottle
@Mark Flesher !
— 16 days ago

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@Shay A : another terrific wine...thank you for sharing @Mark Flesher
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I think I was a little surprised and how this one was drinking. Just glad that I have two more on the way! Definitely I didn't mess around. Shay's notes pretty much say it all.
9.5

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Another great older Dunn HM that is drinking well in a Bordeaux style. This had the higher acid, lower alcohol & ripeness that I love in older Cali Cabs with lots of dry, sweet red cherry, berry fruits, cedar, dried herbs, licorice spice, & tobacco. — 14 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Vogt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

C C Ranch ! Great wine . Solid. 2011 myth follows!
And yes Yodlee went ipo that day.
— 16 days ago

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Cornerstone Cellars

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Very full, gorgeous color. Lots of cherry notes with a lingering finish that’s really wonderful. Earthy, firewood. — 5 days ago

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Outpost

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Fantastic Outpost Cab by TRB! Black and blue fruits are prominent here with nicely integrated tannins! Medium to full body.. awesome wine!! — 8 days ago

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Sharon B

Beautiful color!

Abreu Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

To me this one is as good as it gets. Incredible! Wish I had more 😁. Special occasion wine for those that truly appreciate a great California Cab. Big, bold, and deep. Beautiful label too. Absolutely top notch! — a year ago

Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Perfect with Steak baked potato and an artichoke. great way to enjoy a stormy night in Kc. Smooth- start to finish this 2014 was exceptional. — 2 days ago