Red Cap Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5138 ratings
9.649 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matthew Marcino

Very approachable. Evolution of this bottle was over a 4 hour decant. First taste at opening, was tight dense gorgeous fruit, cassis, cigar, stone, and crisp Howell air. Second taste an hour later was bigger, bold, strong ruby fruit, less cigar but tobacco was still there. The fruit became longer on the finish and the density was so sexy. Taste like how you encounter sexiness tasting. Rudy, Tom, Michael and Red Cap Fam doing it really really well!

Very approachable. Evolution of this bottle was over a 4 hour decant. First taste at opening, was tight dense gorgeous fruit, cassis, cigar, stone, and crisp Howell air. Second taste an hour later was bigger, bold, strong ruby fruit, less cigar but tobacco was still there. The fruit became longer on the finish and the density was so sexy. Taste like how you encounter sexiness tasting. Rudy, Tom, Michael and Red Cap Fam doing it really really well!

Mar 1st, 2018
Matthew Marcino

Howell mountain gem

Howell mountain gem

Aug 19th, 2017
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

9.3

Beautiful structure! This is nice for drinking young but also should age gracefully.

Beautiful structure! This is nice for drinking young but also should age gracefully.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Ryan Mayes

Awesome time at the property on Howell Mountain. Definitely recommend a visit up here!

Awesome time at the property on Howell Mountain. Definitely recommend a visit up here!

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
Thomas Brenner

Always and constantly astonishingly amazing and drinkable...Even enjoyably so. Showcasing a vast and complex array of deep, dark fruit and grandpa's cigar box characteristics. With a bass clef preceding notes of black cherries, leather and a smidge of vanilla, and purple flowers and red berries following the treble clef, this Howell Mountain cab packs a punch without hurting anyone. My stomach is jealous of my mouth for getting it first.

Always and constantly astonishingly amazing and drinkable...Even enjoyably so. Showcasing a vast and complex array of deep, dark fruit and grandpa's cigar box characteristics. With a bass clef preceding notes of black cherries, leather and a smidge of vanilla, and purple flowers and red berries following the treble clef, this Howell Mountain cab packs a punch without hurting anyone. My stomach is jealous of my mouth for getting it first.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

This 2011 mountain fruit is ROCKIN. Gorgeous juice. It only took about 15mins to really open up. Dark berry medley on the nose with a touch of vanilla. Legs were model-esque long and the combo of earthiness, dark cherries enhanced the super well balanced and lovely mouth feel perfectly. Buying up whatever else I can find. 300 cases produced.

This 2011 mountain fruit is ROCKIN. Gorgeous juice. It only took about 15mins to really open up. Dark berry medley on the nose with a touch of vanilla. Legs were model-esque long and the combo of earthiness, dark cherries enhanced the super well balanced and lovely mouth feel perfectly. Buying up whatever else I can find. 300 cases produced.

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2016
Christina Marie

Delicious #HowellMountain #CabernetSauvignon. Great #Napa fruit flavors coupled with delicate, silky tannins.

Delicious #HowellMountain #CabernetSauvignon. Great #Napa fruit flavors coupled with delicate, silky tannins.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Greg Stobbe

This is a beauty already. Rich dark fruit, earthiness, and blackberry fill the senses. Lingering notes of leather, spice, black cherry. This is the new "E ticket" on Howell Mountain. But if you can find!

This is a beauty already. Rich dark fruit, earthiness, and blackberry fill the senses. Lingering notes of leather, spice, black cherry. This is the new "E ticket" on Howell Mountain. But if you can find!

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Paul Arizabal

2007 Red Cap

2007 Red Cap

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2014
Riccardo L.

Fantastic wine, great structure but almost light for its species. Not a big bruiser.

Fantastic wine, great structure but almost light for its species. Not a big bruiser.

Oct 17th, 2016