The winery actually released this wine after the 2007, no doubt to give it the extra bottle age needed. Nonetheless, it’s still quite tannic, bringing to mind an older style of Howell Mountain Cabernet. It’s refreshing to have an ageable alternative to the soft, sweet modern style. Rich in mountain blackberries and sweet currants, this wine should develop over the…
Camiana has been establishing a real track record with this bottling, and the 2008 is the best yet. It shows the intensity and purity of Howell Mountain fruit, bearing deep flavors of blackberries, blueberries, dark chocolate and currants, with big, firm tannins that are characteristic of the mountain. There’s also a softness and a femininity that make the wine…
An old-fashioned Howell Mountain Cabernet, bone dry, big and hard in tannins and intensely concentrated in Cabernet fruit. It’s all about blackberries and cassis, with sweet oak. Needs time. Better after 2014.