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Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch of woody sweetness adds a fruity edge to the nose but notes of earth, black spice, and green peppercorns add detail to the core of toasty spices and dark, lightly fudgy black currant fruit. Surprisingly refined on entry this is a deceptive wine, with a tight core of focused fruit but enough remaining babyfat and wood spice to allow one to overlook the depth here. The tannins are very well managed and feather out nicely on the finish allowing the earthy red fruit to assume control. This needs a bit of time to unfold but already exhibits lovely balance and depth of fruit. 92pts

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vineyard, vintage, & variety OUR THIRD DECADE OF EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE IS NOT ENOUGH. We have to go beyond and establish an ever higher goal each vintage. Our mission is to craft wines that are not only exceptional, but memorable. Each of our wines expresses the essence of vineyard, variety and vintage, which combine each harvest to create something never to be exactly repeated.

Editorial Reviews for Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
10/12/2010

A touch of woody sweetness adds a fruity edge to the nose but notes of earth, black spice, and green peppercorns add detail to the core of toasty spices and dark, lightly fudgy black currant fruit. Surprisingly refined on entry this is a deceptive wine, with a tight core of focused fruit but enough remaining babyfat and wood spice to allow one to overlook the depth here. The tannins are very well managed and feather out nicely on the finish allowing the earthy red fruit to assume control. This needs a bit of time to unfold but already exhibits lovely balance and depth of fruit. 92pts


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Snooth User: jacket88
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4.00 5
09/20/2010

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