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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2717 ratings
9.181 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
Jay Kline

Happy Birthday Neal! Big...bold...there’s depth that intrigues and the 15.2% is well hidden...but gosh...it’s a bit clunky. I dunno if it’s worth the tariff? Drank next to a 2014 Adaptation which was about its equal.

Happy Birthday Neal! Big...bold...there’s depth that intrigues and the 15.2% is well hidden...but gosh...it’s a bit clunky. I dunno if it’s worth the tariff? Drank next to a 2014 Adaptation which was about its equal.

Jan 30th, 2018
Eric Shanks

Restaurant buy with no air or decant. Drinks great right out of the gate. Finish is a little short- that would be my only negative. Killer example of mountain fruit!

Restaurant buy with no air or decant. Drinks great right out of the gate. Finish is a little short- that would be my only negative. Killer example of mountain fruit!

4 people found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Tim
9.2

Excellent display of Howell mountain grapes by quality producer. Dark blackberry notes upfront and nicely balanced. Drinks well out of the gate without decanting.

Excellent display of Howell mountain grapes by quality producer. Dark blackberry notes upfront and nicely balanced. Drinks well out of the gate without decanting.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2017
Aaron Means

A very well made wine that is very much a hedonist's dream. Very extracted and structured, but outclassed by its company on this day. I prefer Odette to this though.

A very well made wine that is very much a hedonist's dream. Very extracted and structured, but outclassed by its company on this day. I prefer Odette to this though.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2017
David Walser

5th day of our 24 day cruise into the Amazon. Wonderful veal tenderloin was great with the Cade Howell Mountain selection. Went to the Napa Valley Howell Mountain tasting last year and this was our favorite!

5th day of our 24 day cruise into the Amazon. Wonderful veal tenderloin was great with the Cade Howell Mountain selection. Went to the Napa Valley Howell Mountain tasting last year and this was our favorite!

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2017
Mike Mayer

Liquid chocolate covered dark cherries in the glass. A beautiful Howell Mountain Cabernet with lots of depth and structure. The fruit comes thru front and center but the acidity is fantastic. The tannins are there but are very silky. Remember this is a very young wine. It has enough structure to age for a long time if you don't like drinking really good wine this decade. A very consistent winery and a great wine.

Liquid chocolate covered dark cherries in the glass. A beautiful Howell Mountain Cabernet with lots of depth and structure. The fruit comes thru front and center but the acidity is fantastic. The tannins are there but are very silky. Remember this is a very young wine. It has enough structure to age for a long time if you don't like drinking really good wine this decade. A very consistent winery and a great wine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2017
Manjiry Tamhane

2014 tasted. Lovely dark chocolate and black cherry flavours

2014 tasted. Lovely dark chocolate and black cherry flavours

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.0

Jammy black fruit, cassis and baking spices.

Jammy black fruit, cassis and baking spices.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
WineMascot

Enjoyable, simple and jammy

Enjoyable, simple and jammy

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2016
Rush Payton

Still young, but has major promise. Great balance of fruit and acidity with tannins to match, this wine shod age beautifully

Still young, but has major promise. Great balance of fruit and acidity with tannins to match, this wine shod age beautifully

1 person found it helpfulJul 20th, 2014