Editorial Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Howell Mountain Cab for $40?!!
Editorial Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Pours dark purple-magenta into the glass. With a focused nose of rich blackberry and plum accented by briar and bramble. Then closing with spice, cedar, and leather. While chocolatey, fine-grained tannins streamline the structure. And giving muscular form to a slightly wild black fruit and brandied cherry core, tinged with smoked meats, pipe tobacco, licorice, and ripe strawberry. A lingering, herbal finish. This is textbook Howell Mountain.
Unlike a lot of stiff-necked Napa mountain Cabernets, this was crafted for enjoyment now, as well as on a five year anniversary, uncoiling in the glass even without decanting. This a rare under-the-table deal that only the closest Napa connections can net.
Exciting Unique opportunity
So, this is an astounding deal even by our standards—our ink-stained friend explains the unique nuptial circumstances behind why a juggernaut Napa Cabernet that should cost $250 is being made available to you at $40. A one-off deal on the last barrel, whose contents—dense with mountain fruit concentration, outlined in chocolate-y, fine-grained tannins—will never see the inside of a wine shop.
The wine sees close to two years in French oak, but they try to leave it a bit wild and untamed, true to the mountain fruit legacy.
Likely your only chance
The discretionary nature of the deal limits us from telling you the name of the producer, but they’re one of the greatest estates on Howell Mountain, netting 99-point scores from both Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck and boasting one of the Valley’s most talented winemakers on the payroll.