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Date Printed: 3/5/2015
Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 60524)

PRICE ON 3/5/2015: $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:

Started in 1988 by two prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owners, Howell Mountain Vineyards and its wines has been an integral part of the emergence and development of this AVA in the wine industry. Today, led by Mike Beatty, grower of the famed Beatty Ranch, Howell Mountain Vineyards continues its focus on quality in the vineyards while embracing bioharmonic principles.

Howell Mountain Vineyards use of classic viticulture practices allows us to fully embrace the unique terroir of this AVA, as showcased in our wines. With a "boots-on-the-ground" approach to grape growing alongside loving, personal attention, our vines are monitored daily to produce definitively premium Howell Mountain grapes. By using old-world, minimal intervention winemaking methods, we maintain the integrity of the fruit, showcasing the unique characteristics of this distinctive appellation.

Winemaker, Bryan Kane, crafts a select handful of Howell Mountain Vineyards wines, including Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon for which Howell Mountain is best known. The source of the Zinfandel comes from vines that were planted at the turn of the 20th century, while the Cabernet Sauvignon vines are over 40 years old. Both the Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon vines are some of the oldest of their kind on the mountain producing exceptional old vine Howell Mountain wines.