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2015 Tate Jack's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8314940 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $80
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RATINGS

92James Suckling

Eucalyptus and blackberry aromas dominate here. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. A juicy wine.

90The Wine Advocate

...glimpses of blackcurrants and black cherries with touches of garrigue, earth and bay leaves plus hints of chargrill and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied with a good concentration of muscular fruit, it fills the mouth with black fruit and earthy layers, finishing long and chewy.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.