Arkenstone

Estate Howell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc

9.3184 ratings
9.365 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David L

Drinking amazing tonight. Pop & let it warm up a bit.

Drinking amazing tonight. Pop & let it warm up a bit.

Apr 26th, 2019
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

9.5

Beautiful wine. Well aged. Still fresh and aromatic.

Beautiful wine. Well aged. Still fresh and aromatic.

Apr 23rd, 2019
David L

Seriously, it needed a bit of time to show off.

Seriously, it needed a bit of time to show off.

Feb 1st, 2019
Martin G Rivard

Thanks Dave!! This got the party started on the right foot this afternoon!!
@David L Awesome gift from the one and only David 🎤 @Shawn R 😘 Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks Dave!! This got the party started on the right foot this afternoon!!
@David L Awesome gift from the one and only David 🎤 @Shawn R 😘 Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 25th, 2018
Shawn R

Aging out nicely. Oak and fruit play off each other. Still bright yet has a creamy texture that makes it so enjoyable.

Aging out nicely. Oak and fruit play off each other. Still bright yet has a creamy texture that makes it so enjoyable.

Oct 7th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

I’d been itching to open one of these for a while and I decided to sacrifice one to experiment! I’ve previously had only the ‘14 vintage a year or two ago and remember it being lights out...this was no different. Big and explosive SB. Aromatics are so perfumed and abundant...kiwi, grapefruit, chalky limestone. Big texture with acidity to age. White flower and tropical fruit peel on the palate. Kudos to Arkenstone for crafting a SauvBlanc on Howell Mtn, which is prime Cab land!

I’d been itching to open one of these for a while and I decided to sacrifice one to experiment! I’ve previously had only the ‘14 vintage a year or two ago and remember it being lights out...this was no different. Big and explosive SB. Aromatics are so perfumed and abundant...kiwi, grapefruit, chalky limestone. Big texture with acidity to age. White flower and tropical fruit peel on the palate. Kudos to Arkenstone for crafting a SauvBlanc on Howell Mtn, which is prime Cab land!

Oct 6th, 2018
Shawn R

Multifaceted wine that will make your jaw drop at the layers upon layers and have you scratching your head asking is this a SB? I can’t say anything that I haven’t already stated. Job well done @Sam Kaplan

Multifaceted wine that will make your jaw drop at the layers upon layers and have you scratching your head asking is this a SB? I can’t say anything that I haven’t already stated. Job well done @Sam Kaplan

Jul 16th, 2018
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.2

Delightful, crisp drinkable deliciousness for our Mother’s Day lobster dinner.

Delightful, crisp drinkable deliciousness for our Mother’s Day lobster dinner.

May 14th, 2018
David L

Young

Young

Apr 22nd, 2018
Shawn R

Love this wine! Always shows well, even in NYC!! Thanks for sharing it @David L

Love this wine! Always shows well, even in NYC!! Thanks for sharing it @David L

Oct 23rd, 2017