The nose in equally intense, featuring lush blackberry and blueberry fruit with captivating hints of earthy
spice, sweet vanilla and cedar box aromas.
The palate is subtle and elegant with silky tannins supporting pretty notes of
red cherry and apple that meld into dried cherry and rose petals over the persistent finish.
The 2007 vintage had a lot of ups and downs, with an early, cool start and several heat waves throughout the growing
The result was smaller bunches of small, intensely flavored berries harvested on October 13, 2007. This wine was
sorted with an intensive process of cluster selection then berry selection before going into tank.
Bottled in April 2009.
Extended maceration on
the skins lasted almost a month, creating a rich mouthfeel.
40% new French oak barrels
where they aged for 14 months
The 2007 Howell Mountain Cabernet displays the extraction typical of the vintage in its opaque ruby hue and heavily