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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 60524)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $59.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Howell Mountain 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 50% Black Sears Vineyard and 50% Beatty Ranch. The wine shows aromas of cherry and blueberry with a slight earthiness. The rich, chocolaty flavors are surrounded by firm, velvety tannins that leave a long, lingering finish on the palate. This wine should age gracefully for many years to come.
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About Howell Mountain Vineyards:

Howell Mountain Vineyards is owned by Mike Beatty of Beatty Ranch, and Joyce Black Sears & Jerre Sears of Black Sears Vineyard. It was established in 1988 to hand craft limited releases of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from their two vineyards. The vineyards are located in the Howell Mountain appellation of Napa Valley, California.

The Wines Howell Mountain Vineyards produces Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, with various designations of the Zinfandel released on two occasions a year. March 1 is the release date of our Old Vine Zinfandel and October 1 is the release date of our Beatty Ranch Zinfandel and Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel, as well as our Cabernet Sauvignon.

Zinfandel - There are three bottled-designated Zinfandels from Howell Mountain Vineyards: "Old Vine," "Beatty Ranch" and "Black Sears Vineyard." The "Old Vine" is typically a blend of 25- to 80-year-old vines from Beatty Ranch Zinfandel and Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel. All are classically structured Zinfandels with softer tannins than most mountain vineyards, and reveal intense, dark fruit, fresh truffle and cocoa flavors. Drinkable upon release, they will age for 5+ years.