Red Cap Vineyards

2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: Howell Mountain

Offer Expired:May 23, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Red Hat

Today’s wine from Red Cap Vineyards was the clear highlight of our most recent tasting panel. We love our high elevation Cabs, and today’s 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is everything we hoped it would be.

High elevation vines are well known for their low yields and distinct terroir notes. These are clearly evident in today’s wine, with hints of minerality and dried herbs that are hallmarks of high elevation. But leave it to master winemaker Rudy Zuidema to frame these elements with bold dark fruit and hints of spice - or in other words, the complete Cabernet package.

We were only able to get our hands on a few cases of today’s wine, so please don’t hesitate - this is one not to miss!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deepest, darkest scarlet at its heart, with a bright ruby along the edge.

Smell:

Aromatic notes of blackberry, sweet plum, and raspberry are framed by tobacco leaf, fresh forest floor, toasted oaky spice, a hint of eucalyptus, and pomegranate black tea.

Taste:

A delicious wine, with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry mingling with lovely terroir elements of freshly tilled earth, sweet tobacco leaf, river rock minerality, sandalwood, and a touch of caramel.

Finish:

Long and lasting on the finish, with a Cab lover’s structure and mouthfeel.

Pairing:

Beef Stroganoff served with fresh local mushrooms and served atop a bed of egg noodles.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Rudy Zuidema
Appellation
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
Fruit Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage
27 months in French oak barrels
Case Production
300 Cases
ABV
14.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 23, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$70.00
Avg. Price
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