Our Howell Mountain Vineyard is always the last vineyard we harvest. The 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a mineral-driven wine with juicy, dark fruit and muscular tannins. This is a big wine showing some floral aromas, integrated spices, graham cracker, pencil lead, and vanilla and flavors of dark berries, cassis, and mocha. This brooding wine has a thick structure with chewy tannins.
Cave 7 is sourced from blocks throughout our favorite estate vineyards and is named for the deepest wing of our caves, where this Cabernet Sauvignon ages in French oak barrels. Toasted nuts and sweet vanilla from oak aging, pie crust, and cinnamon are layered with dark ripe cherries. On the palate, the fresh ripe red fruit flavors combine with caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of white pepper. Complex and layered, the Cave 7 is a well-integrated wine with velvety tannins, mouthwatering acidity, and a lasting sweet finish. Try pairing with beef bourguignon.