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Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.232 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

My #FridayCabernetfix

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, blueberries, violets, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another great Napa Cabernet. Well balanced and a little subdued, yet still showing Napa Cabernet characteristics. Not too extracted, which is nice to see.


This is from a great vintage, but still needs a few more years to become its own, although delicious now. A good sipping to share with friends.

Teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but definitely better after a couple of hours of airtime.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 85% New French oak barrels for 22 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.

My #FridayCabernetfix

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, blueberries, violets, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, alcohol, peppercorn and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another great Napa Cabernet. Well balanced and a little subdued, yet still showing Napa Cabernet characteristics. Not too extracted, which is nice to see.


This is from a great vintage, but still needs a few more years to become its own, although delicious now. A good sipping to share with friends.

Teeth staining color, so not a good choice for a first date.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but definitely better after a couple of hours of airtime.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 85% New French oak barrels for 22 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100.

Oct 23rd, 2020
Eric Hwang

Surprising smooth and drinkable. Big decadent blackberry, ripe plums, and leathery cedar.

Surprising smooth and drinkable. Big decadent blackberry, ripe plums, and leathery cedar.

Dec 4th, 2015
Eric

Smooth sweet blue fruit and pencil with a tart finish. Nice stuff.

Smooth sweet blue fruit and pencil with a tart finish. Nice stuff.

Apr 25th, 2020
Michael Mathews

Blueberry. Chocolate. Deep toasted oak. Massive Howell mountain juice. Very big cab that has a better finish than eleven the great nose provides....

Blueberry. Chocolate. Deep toasted oak. Massive Howell mountain juice. Very big cab that has a better finish than eleven the great nose provides....

Jul 29th, 2017
Douglas Frye

For the price I expected a little more but still was a crowd favorite at our party

For the price I expected a little more but still was a crowd favorite at our party

Apr 30th, 2017
Craig Stanfield

Mountain fruit, in my view, can beat valley fruit if done right. This is outstanding. It's opulent but not flabby.

Mountain fruit, in my view, can beat valley fruit if done right. This is outstanding. It's opulent but not flabby.

Nov 17th, 2016
Kyle Volluz

Very nice.

Very nice.

Jun 29th, 2016
Andy Sweet

Full bodied, great with steak, dry aged New York strip.

Full bodied, great with steak, dry aged New York strip.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Lee Abraham

Sales Cliff Lede Vineyards, Breggo Cellars

8.7

Lee had this 4 years ago

Lee had this 4 years ago

Mar 1st, 2017
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.3

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Jun 4th, 2016