Howell Mountain Vineyards
Howell Mountain, Napa, CA
Howell Mountain Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beatty Ranch, Howell Mountain, Napa, CA
Purchase a case (12 bottles) of the Howell Mountain Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and receive an exclusive one-on-one vineyard tour and tasting among the vines for 4 people in the Beatty Ranch vineyards with the vintner, Mike Beatty.
Howell Mountain Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beatty Ranch Vineyards
Howell Mountain is a truly unique place and because it has its own special climate and soil producing "Howell Mountain" characteristics, it was the first sub-appellation AVA (American Viticultural Area) within Napa Valley. Howell Mountain Vineyards strives to allow their wine to reflect the Howell Mountain essence with minimal intervention.
Leading with a garnet gemstone color, the aromas and bouquet explode from the glass. Blackberry, currant, cranberry initiate a seductive aromatic dance which includes forest floor, saddle, clove and anise. The aromas are confirmed on the palate with additional flavors of wet stone, tart black cherry and dried herbs. The finish is extraordinarily long with hints of vanilla.
~Tasting notes by Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel, Denise Cody
100% Cabernet Sauvignon - 45 year old vines
Showing beautifully now but can be cellared until 2020
Additional Winemaking Notes:
Minimal intervention is employed to help ensure that the true Howell Mountain terroir is expressed in every glass.
- minimal use of fine French oak barrels
- use of native yeast
- no fining or filtering
Best of Appellation, Double Gold Medal - Appellation America
Bryan Kane - Named one of the “Next Generation Cult Winemakers” by Sommelier Journal, Bryan’s non-interventionist technique has defined him as one of the pioneers in the “natural wine” movement.