Spence Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.29 ratings
9.01 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
Tom Casagrande

Ready to go and perfect with my grass-fed, organic, Ivy League educated, hard wood charcoal grilled steak. Nose is smoky, olivey, dark berry fruit. Palate is very broad and savory, fanning out over the entire mouth. Mid-palate is not quite as weighty as from a “great” vintage, bit as discounted is a terrific find.

Ready to go and perfect with my grass-fed, organic, Ivy League educated, hard wood charcoal grilled steak. Nose is smoky, olivey, dark berry fruit. Palate is very broad and savory, fanning out over the entire mouth. Mid-palate is not quite as weighty as from a “great” vintage, bit as discounted is a terrific find.

Aug 27th, 2018
Eric Shanks

In a perfect spot. Nose of vanilla, camphor, and dried herbs. Palate bright blue fruit, figs, and nuts. Tannins are almost gone.

In a perfect spot. Nose of vanilla, camphor, and dried herbs. Palate bright blue fruit, figs, and nuts. Tannins are almost gone.

Dec 17th, 2017
Charlie Frago

Smooth soft tannins, not fruit forward had to try it in honor of new grandson Spencer

Smooth soft tannins, not fruit forward had to try it in honor of new grandson Spencer

Nov 5th, 2016
Tom Casagrande

Very balanced and restrained for a Howell Mt. cab. Saturated color. Nose has nice interplay between smoky minerals and cassis/blackberry fruit. Dark minerals, dark blackberry skins and licorice attack the palate. Lots of soft tannin and decent acidity assure several more years of development. Long smoky finish. I wish I had grilled a porterhouse to eat with this.

Very balanced and restrained for a Howell Mt. cab. Saturated color. Nose has nice interplay between smoky minerals and cassis/blackberry fruit. Dark minerals, dark blackberry skins and licorice attack the palate. Lots of soft tannin and decent acidity assure several more years of development. Long smoky finish. I wish I had grilled a porterhouse to eat with this.

Sep 15th, 2016
Ara Aslanian

Magnum

Magnum

Mar 30th, 2016
Adam Coy

Solid mountain wine. Rich and complex.

Solid mountain wine. Rich and complex.

Oct 14th, 2015
Lou Dizzle

Lou had this 2 months ago

Lou had this 2 months ago

Sep 28th, 2019
Adam Chusid

Adam had this 2 months ago

Adam had this 2 months ago

Sep 28th, 2019
Wes Turnipseed

Wes had this 3 years ago

Wes had this 3 years ago

Dec 31st, 2016