Haber Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.312 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Melissa Housman

Melissa had this 5 years ago

Melissa had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2014
Mark Flesher

Compared to what I've been able to get to know about Haber with current releases, this one seems to be made in a very different style. Either that or this bottle was off.....or maybe aging isn't the greatest? I'd like to believe that this wine is in a really strange spot. Brambly raspberry and black cherry. Wasn't getting a lot of blue fruit. Wasn't getting a lot of chocolate, spice that I usually get. The newer releases are quite a bit more full bodied and although they are more red, there are subtle coffee, blueberry and black roasted fruit and spice notes. Quite a divergence from that. The structure of this wine was there, but this was just a little lackluster than I expected.

Compared to what I've been able to get to know about Haber with current releases, this one seems to be made in a very different style. Either that or this bottle was off.....or maybe aging isn't the greatest? I'd like to believe that this wine is in a really strange spot. Brambly raspberry and black cherry. Wasn't getting a lot of blue fruit. Wasn't getting a lot of chocolate, spice that I usually get. The newer releases are quite a bit more full bodied and although they are more red, there are subtle coffee, blueberry and black roasted fruit and spice notes. Quite a divergence from that. The structure of this wine was there, but this was just a little lackluster than I expected.

Sep 28th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

We'll save the big guns till the weekend,
More subdued classic napa style,.
Glad I have another bottle, nice for $70.00

We'll save the big guns till the weekend,
More subdued classic napa style,.
Glad I have another bottle, nice for $70.00

May 31st, 2017
Michael Townley

A very nice bottle of wine from Howell Mountain. Ron knows how to take care of that nice little piece of property and watch those grapes on the vine. Long on the finish.

A very nice bottle of wine from Howell Mountain. Ron knows how to take care of that nice little piece of property and watch those grapes on the vine. Long on the finish.

Mar 30th, 2017
Ron R
9.4

A huge nose of maraschino cherries, a touch of smoke, olives, anise and jam compote.
Palette is utterly consistent, unfolding with additional layers of coffee and herbs. Tannins are finely grained and help to enhance the density on the mid palette. The finish is ultra-rich, with maybe a touch too much vanillin. 14.1% abv and pristine acidity help to distinguish the wine. The wine is gaining complexity in the glass. This is a stunning example.
Our thanks go to Santa
@Martin G Rivard who threw us another bone, and gifted us a great Napa example.

A huge nose of maraschino cherries, a touch of smoke, olives, anise and jam compote.
Palette is utterly consistent, unfolding with additional layers of coffee and herbs. Tannins are finely grained and help to enhance the density on the mid palette. The finish is ultra-rich, with maybe a touch too much vanillin. 14.1% abv and pristine acidity help to distinguish the wine. The wine is gaining complexity in the glass. This is a stunning example.
Our thanks go to Santa
@Martin G Rivard who threw us another bone, and gifted us a great Napa example.

Oct 12th, 2016
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this a year ago

Ara had this a year ago

Jun 29th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul had this 2 years ago

Paul had this 2 years ago

Aug 11th, 2017
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this 2 years ago

Ara had this 2 years ago

May 22nd, 2017
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this 3 years ago

Ara had this 3 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2017
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this 3 years ago

Ara had this 3 years ago

Oct 2nd, 2016