Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
likes Napa Valley Cabernets would be sure to LOVE this one! Duckhorn's Howell Mountain Cabernet is
absolutely delicious, year after year! Duckhorn is a fabulous winery, one of
our personal favorites.
Wine Enthusiast: "Excellent, highly recommended. This is an intensely
thick, leathery red from a mountain site, with the addition of 14% Merlot and
1% Petit Verdot in the blend. It offers a powerful grip on the palate, and
unleashes deep, jammy flavors of black cherry, berry and cocoa powder."
Vineyards has sourced grapes from this distinctive region for more than a
quarter century and has crafted a Howell Mountain bottling since 1989.
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, we bottle-age this mountain-grown wine one year longer than our
other wines prior to release.
Napa Valley, the 2014 growing season delivered our third exceptional vintage in
a row, yielding wines with ideal concentration, elegant tannins and lovely
2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record, heavy rains in February and
March provided the vines much-needed moisture at just the right time. A warm
an early budbreak, and perfect weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes
to achieve ideal ripeness with pure, focused flavors and resolved tannins.
August 5th and ended on October 15th, and though it was quite compact, we were
able to pick all of our grapes based solely on flavor, resulting in another
from the Winemaker
expression of mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine displays alluring
aromas of wild blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry, as well as hints of
spices and cocoa powder. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, with firm,
finegrained tannins, this impeccably structured wine offers lush, flowing
flavors of black cherry and cassis that carry through to a long, jammy finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Dates: September 5 – October 3
Sugar at Harvest: 26.9° Brix
95% New, 5%
Neutral for 18 Months
Neutral for 6 Months
and Technical Data
ml titratable acidity
fermentation at 82F