Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.421 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Martin G Rivard

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

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

Oct 14th, 2018
Warren Sapp

❤️

❤️

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2017
Shawn R

Stellar! Entire kitchen smells of an open jar of blackberry preserves, molten black fruit cobbler, spring flowers-decadent aromas leaping from the glass. Full bodied, classic Howell Mountain-low acid with graphite, deep rich blueberry, black currant and truffle. Supple, yet fat and juicy in the mouth. 30+ sec finish of creme de cassis and smoke meat round out this moderately extracted rich wine. Thanks for the inspiration @Jim Trobaugh

Stellar! Entire kitchen smells of an open jar of blackberry preserves, molten black fruit cobbler, spring flowers-decadent aromas leaping from the glass. Full bodied, classic Howell Mountain-low acid with graphite, deep rich blueberry, black currant and truffle. Supple, yet fat and juicy in the mouth. 30+ sec finish of creme de cassis and smoke meat round out this moderately extracted rich wine. Thanks for the inspiration @Jim Trobaugh

Feb 3rd, 2017
Ben Giardina

Smoothest Howell mountain cab I’ve had in a while. Great way to kick off Lucky 13 wedding anniversary

Smoothest Howell mountain cab I’ve had in a while. Great way to kick off Lucky 13 wedding anniversary

Jan 28th, 2019
Stephen

Caitlin's graduation - wine #4 of the night. #arkenstone still holds the belt. The tannins have really mellowed out on these '13s over the past year. Opened at the table about 2 hours prior and there was nothing but pure silk coming out of here. Full bodied, dripping dark red fruits, and with a great lingering finish. Drinking great right now.

Caitlin's graduation - wine #4 of the night. #arkenstone still holds the belt. The tannins have really mellowed out on these '13s over the past year. Opened at the table about 2 hours prior and there was nothing but pure silk coming out of here. Full bodied, dripping dark red fruits, and with a great lingering finish. Drinking great right now.

Jul 14th, 2018
Stephen

Uncorked for ~3-4 hours, tannins are still there, but still phenomenal. Long finish. Opened up more after a few more hours throughout the night. Definitely enjoyed this one slowly with the folks on the porch at the lake!

Uncorked for ~3-4 hours, tannins are still there, but still phenomenal. Long finish. Opened up more after a few more hours throughout the night. Definitely enjoyed this one slowly with the folks on the porch at the lake!

May 21st, 2017
Ron Siegel

So far one of the greats tasted at PNV

So far one of the greats tasted at PNV

Feb 23rd, 2017
Jim Trobaugh

So amazing, big and a full body! Great finish. It was my first time and Matt thank you for the new recommendation! If you have more at your warehouse I am in.

So amazing, big and a full body! Great finish. It was my first time and Matt thank you for the new recommendation! If you have more at your warehouse I am in.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Edmond Bordelon

The big boy from Arkenstone! Can you drink it now? Yes! Will it be better waiting a few years? I'll never know because it is so good now and I have no patience! Further proof that Howell Mountain and TheSamKaplan are becoming my favorite combinations in Napa. Deep rich purple color, almost black. Dark rich fruits to match. Solid balance and a long finish.
That's why I can't wait...

The big boy from Arkenstone! Can you drink it now? Yes! Will it be better waiting a few years? I'll never know because it is so good now and I have no patience! Further proof that Howell Mountain and TheSamKaplan are becoming my favorite combinations in Napa. Deep rich purple color, almost black. Dark rich fruits to match. Solid balance and a long finish.
That's why I can't wait...

Nov 19th, 2016
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Will had this 3 years ago

Will had this 3 years ago

May 6th, 2017