Ladera

Howell Mountain Malbec

9.131 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Malbec
Top Notes For
Ken Venezio

Very tight and earthy out of the bottle even after a double decant. After an hour + this opened to amazing blackberry, blueberry and loads of cherry. Tannins and finish are just elegant. Might be one of the best Malbecs ever from Ladera.

Very tight and earthy out of the bottle even after a double decant. After an hour + this opened to amazing blackberry, blueberry and loads of cherry. Tannins and finish are just elegant. Might be one of the best Malbecs ever from Ladera.

Jan 20th, 2020
Ken Venezio

I'm giving this the super nod. 2015 Drinking brilliantly. Loads of balance and fruit. Opens with clove and a sweeter spice. Tannins are perfect. Paired this with a very peppery filet and it really worked.

I'm giving this the super nod. 2015 Drinking brilliantly. Loads of balance and fruit. Opens with clove and a sweeter spice. Tannins are perfect. Paired this with a very peppery filet and it really worked.

Apr 25th, 2019
Angie W

Needed to breathe to mellow.

Needed to breathe to mellow.

Mar 28th, 2019
Ken Venezio

This is getting much better. Another gem from Ladera. Plenty of jammy figs and licorice. Black berries compliment those chewy tannins. Drinking well now.

This is getting much better. Another gem from Ladera. Plenty of jammy figs and licorice. Black berries compliment those chewy tannins. Drinking well now.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Ken Venezio

Opened another bottle. Just a bit light. Plenty of complexity but lacking the fruit and dynamics of Howell Mtn. I needed more.

Opened another bottle. Just a bit light. Plenty of complexity but lacking the fruit and dynamics of Howell Mtn. I needed more.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Ken Venezio

Toasty notes of Blueberry and some spice. Howell Mtn elevation. Cocoa and dark cherry on the palate. One of the better Malbecs but other vintages shine.

Toasty notes of Blueberry and some spice. Howell Mtn elevation. Cocoa and dark cherry on the palate. One of the better Malbecs but other vintages shine.

Oct 8th, 2017
Ron Christiano

Excellent taste and smooth

Excellent taste and smooth

May 17th, 2016
Karina

After lake placid

After lake placid

Feb 10th, 2016
Lucas Yang

Bold
Thick
Smooth

Bold
Thick
Smooth

Feb 7th, 2016
Jay Liang

Love me some good Malbec
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Love me some good Malbec
#wine #winefriday

Apr 18th, 2015