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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, bitter cherry, espresso and crushed rock, lifted by a violet topnote. Suave and smooth on entry, with a vibrant peppery nuance, then seamless in the middle; less rich and showy than the Mount Veeder bottling--in fact, still quite dry and uncompromising. The tannins are noble but this tight, high-pitched wine has a medicinal reserve that calls for several years of aging.
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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain bursts from the glass with expressive layers of roasted coffee beans, graphite, scorched earth and tar. It is a massive wine, yet shows remarkable balance and harmony from start to finish. Layers of racy black fruit build towards the muscular, virile finish. Simply put, this is a stunning example of Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. The 2009 Howell Mountain is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029+.
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/15/2012
Drink Dates: 2018-2025
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