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Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Howell Mountain 2008

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96+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2008 Howell Mountain is fabulous. Blackberries, savory herbs, graphite and mint are some of the nuances that are woven together in a fabric of notable class and sheer personality. The tannins are quite firm and suggest the 2008 will require considerable patience. Readers who can wait will be treated to a superb wine. The 2008 Howell Mountain is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. (Dec 2011)

Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Winery: Abreu Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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External Reviews for Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Howell Mountain

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Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2006 03/15/2012

95+ Points "The 2006 Howell Mountain has already gone into hiding, but there is no doubting its enormous weight, richness, note of graphite, and minerality. The wine possesses enormous concentration and richness as well as lots of blue and black fruits, but I wouldn't touch it for 7-10 years. It should keep for 30 years." Wine Advocate , #186 Dec 2009, Robert Parker



96+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2008 Howell Mountain is fabulous. Blackberries, savory herbs, graphite and mint are some of the nuances that are woven together in a fabric of notable class and sheer personality. The tannins are quite firm and suggest the 2008 will require considerable patience. Readers who can wait will be treated to a superb wine. The 2008 Howell Mountain is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. (Dec 2011)

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