The wine starts out with aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, chocolate covered raspberry, currant, holiday baking spices, and cocoa nibs. In the palate are flavors of black fruits, chocolate truffles, cinnamon, caramel, cherry cola, and baked blueberries. The velvety tannins and mouth coating texture of this wine make it an exceptional example of what Howell Mountain can offer. This wine will keep delivering for years to come.
98 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a deep purple-black color, revealing youthfully reticent notions of black soil, cigar box, stewed tea and truffles with a core of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake, plum preserves and star anise plus wafts of underbrush and pencil lead. The bold, concentrated, full-bodied palate is a hedonist’s dream, featuring bags of black fruit preserves and earthy accents and framed by very firm, super ripe tannins, finishing with epic length and depth.