Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark and rich, this Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon reveals an outstanding bouquet of ripe blackberries, plums, crème de cassis, cherry cola, sweet tobacco, and dried herbs. Full bodied and luxuriously textured, this wine is wonderfully smooth and plush on the palate but powerful all at once. The wine finishes long and velvety, with vibrant dark fruits leaving a lasting impression. It’s hard to keep away from now, as this wine is already showing very well, but those who wait will be rewarded tenfold.

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Awards & Accolades

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This is a beautifully lush, plush and structured mountain wine, layered in tensely focused raspberry, clove and vanilla. Surprisingly velvety, with soft, integrated tannins, it bursts in black pepper that lasts on the palate, inviting steak au poivre to join in. Drink now through 2020."

- Virginie Boone, July 1, 2016

95 points, Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online

"Howell Mountain Vineyards is everything you want and expect in a serious mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon: Rich and powerful, full-bodied, and with ample tannin for the long haul. This is a wine to wait on. At this stage it is muscular and menacing, but with time its abundant dark fruit character will emerge in what I expect to be a fabulous expression of Howell Mountain. This vintage was challenging, but Howell Mountain Vineyards succeeded in making a Cabernet for the ages. It was awarded a platinum medal at the recent Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition."

- Robert Whitley, Sep 23, 2014

 92 points, The Tasting Panel

"Rich and concentrated with black cherry, cassis and plum; silky, balancedand juicy with long, rich flavors; showing spice, moch and soft herbs."  

- Anthony Dias Blue, June 2014

90 points, Food & Beverage World

"A bouquet of blackberries, plums, cherries, and walnuts greets the senses. The palate unfurls flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and bing cherry with accents of chocolate, cola, and nutmeg. Balanced tannins and rich flavors make this a very inviting wine. Enjoy now with lamb or give it some time in the cellar.

90 points, International Wine Review

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts aromas of black currant and blackberry on the nose. On the palate it reveals bold and spicy red and black fruit flavors, a velvet texture and a persistent finish. It will offer drinking pleasure for the next 5 to 7 years. No fining or filtering."

- Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler, September 9, 2013