Del Dotto Vineyards

The David Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.15 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Mark Flesher

This tasted like whole cluster fermented Howell Mountain juice. I could have believed that this was 100% Cabernet Franc or 50/50 Franc/Sangiovese even. Rose petal perfume on the nose. Herbal raspberry preserves on the front. Almost had a black cherry bubblegum note in the middle. Finished a little wonky. As I was trying to find something about the makeup of this wine, for which I really found nothing, I came across the $200+/bottle price tag on numerous occasions.....umm....OK. Enjoyable wine, but QPR is a bit crazy.

This tasted like whole cluster fermented Howell Mountain juice. I could have believed that this was 100% Cabernet Franc or 50/50 Franc/Sangiovese even. Rose petal perfume on the nose. Herbal raspberry preserves on the front. Almost had a black cherry bubblegum note in the middle. Finished a little wonky. As I was trying to find something about the makeup of this wine, for which I really found nothing, I came across the $200+/bottle price tag on numerous occasions.....umm....OK. Enjoyable wine, but QPR is a bit crazy.

Jul 4th, 2019
Gary Phillips

Big wine long finish, chocolate and cherry bomb in the mouth. Could be cellared for another 10 years

Big wine long finish, chocolate and cherry bomb in the mouth. Could be cellared for another 10 years

Nov 20th, 2018
Gary Phillips

Purchased this bottle from the winery after a barrel tasting. Did not disappoint. A big full bodied cab that will improve with cellaring.

Purchased this bottle from the winery after a barrel tasting. Did not disappoint. A big full bodied cab that will improve with cellaring.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.1

Clement had this 4 years ago

Clement had this 4 years ago

Dec 12th, 2015
Ben Freeman

Ben had this 3 years ago

Ben had this 3 years ago

Apr 8th, 2016