The 2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon flaunts a classic nose of
sweet, ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit, deepened by hints of bittersweet chocolate, mineral, fresh herbs and
The fl avors on the palate emphasize these characteristics, adding nuances of preserved cherry and vanilla.
Youthful tannins are firm but smooth, prolonging the juicy fruit flavors throughout a long and dramatic finish. This
wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 15 years.
The fruit was harvested by hand.
The wine was bottled without fining in July 2007.
This vintage we continued to hand-sort both clusters and individual berries prior to a light crush.
macerated on the skins for 28 and 29 days. The wine
underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel.
Aged for 17 months in new, heavily-toasted French oak