2008 Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The Reserve is a complex beauty from the famed Ink Grade Vineyard in Howell Mountain. The color is medium deep red with a darker hue. The nose is complex with refined red and black fruit aromas complimented by subtle oak notes. The layered palate is marked by roasted coffee grounds, dried currant, mineral and sage notes. It is full bodied, with touches of cedar and tobacco in the finish. It is drinking beautifully now and will cellar well given the powerful tannins.