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Crafted around a core of robust, mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, this Napa Valley red blend of 57% Cab, 32% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot embodies the power and intensity of its rugged, high-elevation terroir. The wine has exceptional structure and extracted aromatics of peppermint, chocolate, bramble, cedar, soy and ginger spice. On the palate, it is lush and mouthfilling, highlighting Howell Mountain’s signature wild berry and currant flavors, alongside notes of toasted marshmallow, espresso, earth, sage and sandalwood.”
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (8/10): “...Big and brooding with a certain mountain brashness about it, it is a weighty, full-bodied working of great substance and strength. More sinewy than most of its siblings, it comes with a full measure of gruff tannins, but juicy, well-ripened fruit trumps astringency at every turn..."
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.