Dark fruit, nutmeg and plum on the nose.
Bright blackberry, cocoa powder, and nutmeg on the palate.
The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet on a remote part of Howell Mountain looking east toward the Sierras. Planted in 1990, the vineyard struggles to produce two tons of grapes per acre, but yields Cabernet Sauvignon of extraordinary intensity and structure. This vineyard is dry farmed specifically for low yields to produce incredible tannins. As a bonus, these grapes are certified organic.
The harvest was near perfect in 2014. The grapes in the 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were picked in September.
It underwent 22 months of barrel ageing before being bottled in July 2016.
The wine was then fermented at warm temperatures for four week in 65% new French oak barrels for 29 months