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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 121861)

PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $75.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ink Grade Vineyard. The imprint of Howell Mountain clearly identifies this wine: intense fruit tempered with savory herbal notes, rich tannins, good acid for aging, and many layers of complexity. Fresh raspberries lead in the nose followed by mocha/chocolate, a subtle nuance of pine needles, mint and herb tea, with an undercurrent of vanilla rounding out the aromas. The entry starts big and blooms with a very rich and full mid-palate. The finish is strong cocoa and caramel with a little more "grip" than the Napa Valley bottling.
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About Cornerstone Cellars:

Cornerstone Cellars began producing Cabernet Sauvignon and the occasional Zinfandel from Howell Mountain fruit in 1991. The focus continues to be on Howell Mountain vineyards that produce intense wines with the forward berry character typical of the appellation, balanced by Frenck oak and a slight note of sweet herbs. The wines are made by Celia Masyczek. Total 1999 bottling was 1858 cases.