St. Clement Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81 ratings
-no 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
Willie Carter

A dark purple that’s deep and penetrating with traces of ruby and just a touch of bricking. Knocking on seventeen years, much of the fruit on the nose has faded but there’s still some blackberries present along with oak and plenty of smoke. I would not have guessed 15.1 because so much of the alcohol has blown off over time leaving a more balanced and well integrated Napa Cab. And it’s just plain interesting. Not just another standard Cab, there’s some depth here. There’s a fun earthiness happening here and a rich mouthfeel. Underbrush, white pepper, and more oak primarily on the palate. Dark fruits comes to play for just a bit. Not what I was expecting at all. Quite the nice surprise.

A dark purple that’s deep and penetrating with traces of ruby and just a touch of bricking. Knocking on seventeen years, much of the fruit on the nose has faded but there’s still some blackberries present along with oak and plenty of smoke. I would not have guessed 15.1 because so much of the alcohol has blown off over time leaving a more balanced and well integrated Napa Cab. And it’s just plain interesting. Not just another standard Cab, there’s some depth here. There’s a fun earthiness happening here and a rich mouthfeel. Underbrush, white pepper, and more oak primarily on the palate. Dark fruits comes to play for just a bit. Not what I was expecting at all. Quite the nice surprise.

Aug 10th, 2019
Paul Woolls

Paul had this 6 years ago

Paul had this 6 years ago

Nov 28th, 2013