Howell Mountain Vineyards

2010 Howell Mountain Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Elevated Elegance

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!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark scarlet with flecks of ruby red around the edge of the glass.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Silky and smooth, with a lingering finish highlighted by reduced fruit notes and a touch of spice at the very tip of the tongue.

Pairing:

Sweet and sticky tamarind-glazed pork chops served alongside golden mashed potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bryan Kane
Accolades
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Appellation
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
As your agent, we can assist in selecting a common carrier for the shipment of wine that you have purchased and own. The majority of states maintain laws and regulations that control or restrict the importation of alcohol. In all cases, the purchaser is responsible for complying with the laws and regulations, including in particular those relating to the import of alcohol, in effect in the state to which the purchaser is shipping alcohol.