2014 RUDIUS SAVORY ESTATE HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$135.00

From Jebb Dunnuck, “From a Howell Mountain estate vineyard located at 1,700 feet above sea level, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Savory Estate is a textbook example of this mountain terroir and offers terrific blue fruits, tobacco, cedar pencil, and crushed rocks. Possessing remarkable purity of fruit, full-bodied richness, integrated acidity, and ample tannin, this beauty has the purity and balance to drink nicely tody yet needs a full 4-5 years of bottle age. It’s going to age for three decades. Hats off to winemaker Jeff Ames!” Jebb Dunnuck 97 POINTS

From James Suckling, “Aromas of seaweed, oyster shell and iodine with subtle currants. Full to medium body and firm and chewy tannins, yet this remains reserved and polished. Shows wonderful complexity and length. Don’t miss it. From only 1.3 acres. Try in 2020.” James Suckling 96 POINTS

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2014 RUDIUS SAVORY ESTATE HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Owner/Winemaker Jeff Ames’ Estate Cabernet, from a single vineyard more than 1700 feet up Howell Mountain. Characteristic “Howell power” here: dense, rich and opulent. Black currant and dark cherry leads the way, with lavender, violets, mocha, cigar box and graphite following close behind. Delicious now with a decant…

Winemaker’s Notes, “The Savory Estate Vineyard Cabernet introduces itself with flavors of black cherry, cassis and ripe bramble that flesh out across your palate. Complex notes of flint and cardamom spice follow and darken the overall profile. The tannin structure here is not shy, hailing as it does from the valley’s preeminent mountain appellation, but this is every bit a classic California Cabernet. Our Estate Cab has the plush mid-palate to support its age-worthy backbone, but will still impress with power in its youth. We are more than happy to lay the Savory Estate Cabernet down for years — as we hope to pop a bottle or two on Kaley Elizabeth’s wedding day — and that is just what this wine needs. Decanting will serve you well if you’d like to share a bottle with friends today, but your best bet is a 3-10 year rest in the cellar. We promise, this wine will be nothing short of dazzling in its golden years.”