Ratings & Tasting notes:
99 points Jeb Dunnuck
From a site Chris calls their closest to Bordeaux, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain flirts with perfection and tastes like the essence of this cooler mountain terroir. Blueberries, cassis, plums, menthol, and violet notes all emerge from this full-bodied, elegant, yet incredibly sexy, seamless 2015 that has fine, fine tannin, and a finish that won’t quit. With both mouthfilling power and richness as well as elegance and finesse, it’s an incredible wine that could come from nowhere else. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. (12/2017)
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain gives up wonderfully expressive crème de cassis, licorice, tar and underbrush notes with hints of charcuterie and bay leaves. Big, rich, full and opulent in the mouth, it has firm, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with spice nuances coming through. 538 cases produced. (LPB) 98+ (12/2017)
3 bottles – 750 mL each
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Flawless. Never taken out of the original packaging. The entire case is still in the original plastic shrink wrap.