Another tiny production, the winery property features several small blocks of some of the finest Cabernet fruit in existence. Ripe with black cherry and briar flavors, this super Cabernet shows off a rich mouth- coating full body and abundant fine tannins. The texture is uniform across the palate with perfectly balanced acidity and extract. The best of the best, Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a true Cabernet- lover’s treasure that will continue to bottle age gracefully for many years to come.
The late ripening and longer hang-time of Mountain fruit produces fully ripe wines with balanced acidity, soft tannins and a rich mid-palate that are associ- ated with thoroughly ripe black-cherry Cabernet.
This estate wine is single-vineyard fruit grown at 2,000 foot elevation on our property near the summit of Howell Mountain – mostly Clone 7 and Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the 1990s and some planted in the 2010s. Vineyard Manager Hector Lopez’s exceptional skills consistently produce the best fruit I have ever worked with. Though production of our Howell Mountain Cabernet is limited, it is my favorite wine, bar none.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain - 750ml
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Wine: 2018 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Vineyard: Robert Foley Estate
Harvest: Hand-picked October 2018
Vinification: Ten-day fermentation, French Oak barrels
Bottled: August 2020
Production: 81 cases
Winemaker: Bob Foley