2023 USA Wine Ratings - Silver Medal Winner - 86
Part three of three in our experimental Barrel Series from Howell Mountain is the most opulent in the series with aromas ranging from deep floral notes to baking spices and sweet tobacco. An elegant and velvety structure showcases the Cabernet grape in its true form with dark rich fruit, supple tannins, and a long finish of vanilla and oak spice.
At an elevation of 1,400 feet above sea level, Howell Mountain sits high above Napa Valley and is one of the most heralded Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in the world. The Gamba barrels used are hand sourced from the Allier Forest in France before being traditionally made and fire bent outside of Torino, Italy. The medium plus toasting process allows for softer tannins, while adding chocolate, butterscotch, coconut and vanilla components, softening its structure and creating an incredibly elegant wine.
Cellar Life: 10+ years
Residual Sweetness: 0.0%
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Mature cheddar and gouda cheeses, marinated steaks