Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4193 ratings
9.358 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Joshua Fisher

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Aug 10th, 2019
David L

Unlike last nights 2012 ,this 12 is drinking flawlessly! A great time to start drinking these. Recommend highly.

Unlike last nights 2012 ,this 12 is drinking flawlessly! A great time to start drinking these. Recommend highly.

Apr 21st, 2019
Martin G Rivard

Thanks bud for another Rockstar! 🤩👏👏👍@David L

Thanks bud for another Rockstar! 🤩👏👏👍@David L

Oct 14th, 2018
David L

Mag of 08’ So approachable. Crowdpleaser.

Mag of 08’ So approachable. Crowdpleaser.

Apr 7th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

I brought this for James the husband of our birthday girl Christina. James loves bold Napa Cabernet. This 07 Arkenstone Howell Mountain was drinking beautifully but will still benefit from another 3-5 years in bottle and has another 10+ years of drinking ahead. The one distinct character I always get from Howell Mtn. are the beautiful blue fruits they generally show. The Arkenstone didn’t disappoint. Beautiful dark cassis with blue fruits shining throughout. Bold, round, elegant body, beautiful balance of fruit and earth and well polished long finish.

I brought this for James the husband of our birthday girl Christina. James loves bold Napa Cabernet. This 07 Arkenstone Howell Mountain was drinking beautifully but will still benefit from another 3-5 years in bottle and has another 10+ years of drinking ahead. The one distinct character I always get from Howell Mtn. are the beautiful blue fruits they generally show. The Arkenstone didn’t disappoint. Beautiful dark cassis with blue fruits shining throughout. Bold, round, elegant body, beautiful balance of fruit and earth and well polished long finish.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Michael Hildbold

Great Howell Mt cab.

Great Howell Mt cab.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2014
Warren Sapp

❤️

❤️

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Black fruit, mushroom, umami. M round tannin. Black fruit, cherry, and plum. Minerality and lean. M acid. Long lingering finish. This wine is awesome! This wine has many years to go and will just get better.

Black fruit, mushroom, umami. M round tannin. Black fruit, cherry, and plum. Minerality and lean. M acid. Long lingering finish. This wine is awesome! This wine has many years to go and will just get better.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016
Adriel Lares

Vintner/Owner Memento Mori

9.3

Glad this guy is our winemaker

Glad this guy is our winemaker

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Cullen McAlpine

Amazing. So lush. Incredible when first opened. We'll see how it opens.

Amazing. So lush. Incredible when first opened. We'll see how it opens.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015