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2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on May 21, 2010

When you’re in the mood for intensity, pull the cork on this one! Deep, dark flavors are a natural for mountain fruit. The water and nutrient-stressed vines at our Howell Mountain site yield tiny grapes that almost look like purple peas! The increased skin to juice ratio pumps up the volume when it comes to color, flavor, texture and tannin.

This is full-on 100% Cabernet, rich with black cherry, cocoa, tobacco, cedar and a bit of smoke and spice.

Howell Mountain Cabernet and food: Substantial wine calls for substantial food, so enjoy this with a good steak or slow-cooked dishes like osso-buco, short ribs and other hearty fare. From Colleen’s recipe collection, we recommend Traditional Style Beef Shanks.

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