Wines from Howell Mountain

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97
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Arkenstone 2006 Obsidian Red (Howell Mountain)

  1. $120

This is a devastatingly good Bordeaux blend from Howell Mountain. Based on Cabernet, it has all the flavor you could ask for in blackberries, cherries, cassis, chocolate, herbs, spices and sweetly smoked oak. But the structure is awesome. Near perfect tannins, soft and intricately firm, and grand acidity make for a total Cabernet experience. Tremendous now, and…

 — S.H.  (3/1/2011)
96
points

Stephen & Walker 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $65

An absolutely first-rate Cabernet that not only shows the big tannins and ageworthiness of Howell Mountain, but is made in a dry style that calls to mind a fine Left Bank Bordeaux. It’s a big wine, voluminous in tannins and extremely mouth-filling, and the blackberry and cassis flavors have elements of dried herbs, minerals, tobacco and cedar. Already throwing some…

 — S.H.  (5/1/2011)
96
points

Charles Krug 2007 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain)

  1. $120

This dramatic, compulsively good Cabernet is the first Howell Mountain Cab ever from the winery. It’s enormous and gigantic in volume, with blackberry and cherry pie filling, cassis and oak flavors that scream, yet the tannins are tight, and the wine is so dry, the rich fruit is cloaked in a veil of control. Really defines an important new step for this veteran…

 — S.H.  (3/1/2011)
96
points

La Jota Vineyard 2002 21st Anniversary Release Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain)

  1. $90

Classic Howell Mountain tannins, powerful and focused, but ripely sweet, frame opulent cherry, cassis, plum sauce and new oak flavors, and for all that, there’s a crisp edge of acidity that makes everything clean and bright. Drink now through 2012.

 — S.H.  (10/1/2007)
95
points

Lamborn Family Vineyards 2010 Vintage VIII Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $100

This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged in French oak. It’s full bodied, with blackberry jam, black currant, dark chocolate and toasty oak flavors. The tannin-acid balance is as fine as Napa gets. Delicious now, but give it at least six years to achieve even more complexity.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2013)
95
points

La Jota Vineyard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $65

The tannins are so fierce on this baby Cabernet that they effectively lock it down and make it tough to drink now. Yet there’s a fabulous core of blackberries that are rich, ripe and intense. Everything about it suggests ageability. Give it at least eight years in a proper cellar, and it could age even longer.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2012)
95
points

La Jota Vineyard 2009 Merlot (Howell Mountain)

  • Cellar Selection
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $55

The tannins are so fierce on this baby Cabernet that they effectively lock it down and make it tough to drink now. Yet there’s a fabulous core of blackberries that are rich, ripe and intense. Everything about it suggests ageability. Give it at least eight years in a proper cellar, and it could age even longer.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2012)
95
points

Arkenstone 2007 Obsidian Red (Howell Mountain)

  1. $120

So softly delicious, so complex and sensually satisfying, this Bordeaux blend, which is based on Cabernet Sauvignon and contains all the other classic varieties, is truly a wine to savor. The blackberry and cassis flavors have an edge of chocolate, and the deliciousness is compounded by superbly ripe, sculpted tannins and a long but thoroughly dryfinish. Dazzlingly…

 — S.H.  (3/1/2011)
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