Fermented in both stainless steel (15%) and neutral French Oak barrels (85%), the wine reflects the pronounced fruit flavors and high quality of the vintage. Pale gold in hue with aromas of citrus blossom, lemon curd, passion fruit and lime zest with a touch of buttered popcorn and minerality in the glass. A round palate follows with balanced acidity, guava, mango and a satiny weight with ocean essence.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 vintage will be known for higher quality of fruit with lower yields. In a year that was considered to be the peak of the drought, the relatively dry and warm winter resulted in small clusters with deeply concentrated flavors and textures. Cooler spring temperatures in May caused a longer flowering period and uneven fruit set, which resulted in less than average quantities. While the warmer than typical summer temperatures brought an early harvest, the expression of aromas, flavors and structure in the 2015 vintage wines are the epitome of our Howell Mountain hillside fruit.
Intense blueberry, boysenberry and strawberry aromas. Floral, savory herbs, silky palate with milk chocolate, dark chocolate and vanilla. Supple and juicy.
This wine has vibrant aromas of cherry and strawberry with hints of dried flowers, savory herbs, and a dash of white pepper. The perfect balance of acid and soft tannins compliments the silky smooth texture and flavors of cherry cola and black currants.