Howell Mountain Vineyards
2010 Howell Mountain Old Vine Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley
Today’s 2010 Howell Mountain Old Vine Zinfandel is everything we’ve come to expect from our friends at Howell Mountain Vineyards. Powerful and deeply concentrated, yet paired with an elegant restraint, this wine floored our tasting panel.
The first word that comes to mind when tasting today’s gem? Delicious. Flavors of dark cherry, sweet plum, and espresso bean absolutely leap from the glass.
We loved today’s wine, and are certain you will, too. Don’t miss out on this stunner!
Dark scarlet with flecks of ruby red around the edge of the glass.
Subtly sweet and aromatic on the nose, with red cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry mingling with fresh berry bramble, coffee bean, mocha, dark baking spices, and a touch of subtle white peppercorn.
A heady blend of reduced fruit and sweet earth, this is a remarkably flavorful Zin. A compote of black cherry, sweet plum, and raspberry is laid overtop sweet tobacco leaf, fresh forest floor, espresso bean, black peppercorn, and a hint of sweet basil leaf.
Silky and smooth, with a lingering finish highlighted by reduced fruit notes and a touch of spice at the very tip of the tongue.
Sweet and sticky tamarind-glazed pork chops served alongside golden mashed potatoes.
What the Winery Says
- Bryan Kane
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California