A wine of power and grandeur, this mountain-grown Cabernet displays beautiful aromas of huckleberry, black cherry, brambly blackberry and plum, as well as notes of savory tobacco leaf and brown sugar. On the palate,. . . Read More
A wine of power and grandeur, this mountain-grown Cabernet displays beautiful aromas of huckleberry, black cherry, brambly blackberry and plum, as well as notes of savory tobacco leaf and brown sugar. On the palate, the voluptuous fruit flavors are supported by robust mountain tannins and an age-worthy structure, with notes of candied red cherry, baking spice, cigar box and herbs adding layered complexity to a remarkably long finish.
94pts Wine & Spirits "We tasted the 2016 and 2017 vintages of this wine side-by-side, not knowing they were related. With an additional year of age, the '16 is beginning to show its elegance, the wine's black-currant richness lending depth and power as if captured at a peak moment of ripeness. The fruit is fragrant and savory, taking on scents of fine cigar tobacco as it blossoms over the course of several days. A pretty wine with underlying intensity and structure of Howell Mountain cabernet. This should age well for ten years or more."
93pts Decanter "Dense plum and blackcurrant nose. Sumptuous fruit on the attack with volume and concentration, fine depth of flavor and polished tannins. Drinking Window 2020-2035"
Recognized as one of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing regions, grapes from Howell Mountain are famous for producing age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons with rich, deep color and excellent structure. To encourage further complexity, Duckhorn bottle-age this mountain-grown wine one year longer than their other wines prior to release.
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards was one of the first 40 Napa Valley wineries and has spent forty years establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
750ML / 14.5% ABV