International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(nearly 100% cabernet sauvignon; this has a significantly higher pH than the Howell Mountain release: 3.79 vs. 3.61): Good bright medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, mint and a whiff of crushed stone on the nose. Distinct purple fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are accented by a slightly raw black pepper quality. Very backward and tannic on the tight, slightly dusty finish. A bit brutal and hairy-chested. This fruit was harvested between October 22 and November 4. One hopes that the sweetness of fruit and oak I saw in this wine a year ago will come back with some bottle age.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Dark red cherries, iron, crushed rocks, flowers and mint are all layered into the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. Layers of bright underlying minerality and acidity give the 2010 much of its energy and sheer thrust. This is another exceptional wine, but readers will have to be patient. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2014-2024Author: flwine
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 188 bottles owned
- 35 collectors