St. Clement Vineyards

Steinhauer Ranch Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

8.919 ratings
8.31 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
Todd Gottula

Partner/Vintner Ernest Vineyards

8.3

Chocolate supreme.

Chocolate supreme.

Dec 19th, 2013
Mark Flesher

For a 2009 Howell Mountain Cab from Steinhauer Ranch, I expected more. The last bottle of this wine was bigger, dense, more "in your face" blackberry and blueberry cassis with some complexity. This one lacked in this department. The front still had black and blueberry influences, but not as intense and seemed be a little bit red influenced now. Middle is where fig and date notes kick in. Rather simplistic. Finishes with well integrated and soft tannin. Worthy of 90, but barely.

For a 2009 Howell Mountain Cab from Steinhauer Ranch, I expected more. The last bottle of this wine was bigger, dense, more "in your face" blackberry and blueberry cassis with some complexity. This one lacked in this department. The front still had black and blueberry influences, but not as intense and seemed be a little bit red influenced now. Middle is where fig and date notes kick in. Rather simplistic. Finishes with well integrated and soft tannin. Worthy of 90, but barely.

Mar 31st, 2019
Mace Hughes

'04 really nice vintage, plenty of dark fruit mellow tannins and still a very elegant cab.-Mace had the 2004 on Jan 16,2017

'04 really nice vintage, plenty of dark fruit mellow tannins and still a very elegant cab.-Mace had the 2004 on Jan 16,2017

Jan 17th, 2017
Anthony Auger

Chocolate and cinnamon on the nose. Tart cranberry upfront but then mellows into vanilla with a butterscotch like creaminess. It's got a nice little spice finish

Chocolate and cinnamon on the nose. Tart cranberry upfront but then mellows into vanilla with a butterscotch like creaminess. It's got a nice little spice finish

Nov 2nd, 2016
Mark Schrader

2004 was amazing, full of lush deep fruit flavors, bold and incredible tannin structure.

2004 was amazing, full of lush deep fruit flavors, bold and incredible tannin structure.

Jun 27th, 2016
Spinning_spins

On the nose, this Howell Mountain beauty has chocolate, spice and mint accents on a core of red and black fruit. The flavors are the same/similar, and the tannins are well-integrated and balanced perfectly with acid, fruit and alc (13.5% abv). Full-bodied with a great, silky texture. The finish is long and dry, with notes of chalk and raspberries. An awesome bottle, drinking well now but this wine will also age well.

On the nose, this Howell Mountain beauty has chocolate, spice and mint accents on a core of red and black fruit. The flavors are the same/similar, and the tannins are well-integrated and balanced perfectly with acid, fruit and alc (13.5% abv). Full-bodied with a great, silky texture. The finish is long and dry, with notes of chalk and raspberries. An awesome bottle, drinking well now but this wine will also age well.

May 30th, 2016
Chip Krotee

I got juicy cherry and vanilla right away at the start. Smooth velvety texture. The palate definitely has cherry, oak and a spicy complexity that switches the vanilla to chocolate? The nice tannin structure leads to a long and excellent finish. I have to say I really enjoyed this wine. I'm not sure how I got the bottle, but I think it was a gift. If you get it at $60, I think a great bottle. I tried to find write-ups on the web, but found info scattered and not helpful. Really enjoyed his wine. Great New Year's Day surprise--paired with a rib eye.

I got juicy cherry and vanilla right away at the start. Smooth velvety texture. The palate definitely has cherry, oak and a spicy complexity that switches the vanilla to chocolate? The nice tannin structure leads to a long and excellent finish. I have to say I really enjoyed this wine. I'm not sure how I got the bottle, but I think it was a gift. If you get it at $60, I think a great bottle. I tried to find write-ups on the web, but found info scattered and not helpful. Really enjoyed his wine. Great New Year's Day surprise--paired with a rib eye.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Julie Simpson

Fruitier than the Orropas. Smooth but very dry.

Fruitier than the Orropas. Smooth but very dry.

Nov 28th, 2014
Ryan M
7.6

2009

2009

Oct 30th, 2013
Ryan Christian Anderson

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2017