Ladera

Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.234 ratings
9.46 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
Edgar Poureshagh

Densely floral on the nose. Mostly violets and roses. Chocolate, tobacco, blackberry preserves, dried cherries, mint, anise, bay spices, and a touch of smoke. Howell mountain really emerges on the palette. Wonderfully integrated tannins. Higher in acid, but still opulent. Extremely earth driven, and beautiful, finish. This is a rich, well balanced for the appellation, and superbly elegant wine.

Densely floral on the nose. Mostly violets and roses. Chocolate, tobacco, blackberry preserves, dried cherries, mint, anise, bay spices, and a touch of smoke. Howell mountain really emerges on the palette. Wonderfully integrated tannins. Higher in acid, but still opulent. Extremely earth driven, and beautiful, finish. This is a rich, well balanced for the appellation, and superbly elegant wine.

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p w
9.2

2001 Lone canyon from 3L - excellent

2001 Lone canyon from 3L - excellent

Feb 15th, 2016
Kevin Blix

Enjoyable wine

Enjoyable wine

Sep 19th, 2017
Jay Liang

Needs at least 2hrs to open up...

Needs at least 2hrs to open up...

Jul 28th, 2017
Michael Mathews

Ladera cab. Big, soft tannins. Subtle, elegant wine with fruit forward tendencies...long luscious finish! Quintessential Howell Mountain.

Ladera cab. Big, soft tannins. Subtle, elegant wine with fruit forward tendencies...long luscious finish! Quintessential Howell Mountain.

Feb 23rd, 2017
Chris Vaszily

At the Pearl with Laurie, Matt & Katie, love it. Big and bold smooth finish

At the Pearl with Laurie, Matt & Katie, love it. Big and bold smooth finish

Oct 29th, 2016
laura brewer

Just put me in a bath of this stuff... #laderaheaven

Just put me in a bath of this stuff... #laderaheaven

Jan 26th, 2016
jennifer

Very balanced and smooth.

Very balanced and smooth.

Apr 2nd, 2015
Kell Mc

Very nice dry wine!

Very nice dry wine!

Jul 11th, 2014
Gregory Benz

2012

Apr 2nd, 2016