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O´shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 95ag Premier 2012

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95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a young Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The radiant, explosive finish alone is hugely appealing. In 2012, winemaker Sean Capiaux used all seven Bordeaux varieties in the blend.” 93 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec and a handful of other varietals, The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain exhibits an opaque purple color as well as abundant aromas of wet gravel, lead pencil shavings, blueberries and mulberries, a dense, opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a terrific texture and finish. Drink this impressive effort over the next 15-20 years." 10/14

Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a young Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The radiant, explosive finish alone is hugely appealing. In 2012, winemaker Sean Capiaux used all seven Bordeaux varieties in the blend.” 93 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec and a handful of other varietals, The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain exhibits an opaque purple color as well as abundant aromas of wet gravel, lead pencil shavings, blueberries and mulberries, a dense, opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a terrific texture and finish. Drink this impressive effort over the next 15-20 years." 10/14

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