The 13th Vineyard Reserve has aromas of black berry, boysenberry, blueberry, cedar, black pepper, clove, toasted oak, and graham cracker. In the palate are flavors of black currant, mocha, allspice, coco powder, cherry, raspberry coolie, and brown sugar. Only the second vintage produced from the 13th Vineyard, this wine highlights the beauty and elegance of Howell Mountain. The tannin and structure of this wine is balanced and firm. It will be long lived in the bottle because of its intense color, bold structure, and because of the strength of the vintage from our Estate. The 2017 is a blend of eight of the best blocks on the property. There are three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon represented, (337, 7, 6) as well as the Opus clone of Malbec.
97 Points, Robert Parker
The 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has amazing aromas of boysenberry jam, black cherry, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, rose petal, and brown spices. In the palate are flavors of raspberry, cherry cola, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, black pepper, and raspberry. The texture of this wine is exceptionally silky for Howell Mountain. The intensity and persistence of this wine in the palate showcases the beauty and structure of our hillside vineyards.
*Wood box included on limited quantities
98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck