Part two of three in our experimental Barrel Series from Howell Mountain is the perfect bridge between oak and elegance. Aromatic notes of tobacco and baking spices give way to dark fruit, amaretto and vanilla bean on the palate. The long finish is full of medium tannins, cherry, and a slight hint of minerality.
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 Tonnellerie Ô barrel staves are sourced from the Futaie forests in France, and are carefully cultivated to accentuate more viscosity on the palate, while enhancing the natural dark fruit flavors present in the grape. The medium plus toast creates elegance in the wine with a supple roundness and mouthfeel.