Blue fruits, ample minerality, and some violet and mountain scrub brush notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, layered 2017 that has fine tannins and a terrific sense of elegance.
...such a gorgeous wine. Readers will find plenty of power, but the 2017 is also remarkably well balanced for a young Howell Mountain Cabernet. Black cherry, graphite, plum, leather and spice all build into the racy, persistent finish.
...sings of crème de cassis, baked black cherries, mulberries and preserved plums with fragrant earth, unsmoked cigars and cedar chest nuances. Full-bodied, muscular and laden with baked black fruits accented by lovely earthy sparks, it has a good, long finish.