2016 WITCHERY RESERVE HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ES99+ | Ed’s Notes, “This is Why people love Howell Mnt Red Wines so much: Deep dark inky purple in the glass, swirling magenta with striking flares of orange and… almost glowing. Sipping on this luminous Howell Mountain Cabernet 2016 RESERVE is pure Sophisticated Elegance: plump and smooth tannins, miraculously generous fruit, rich and powerful, yet balanced with poise…Secretly Sourced from a 1-acre Vineyard; Deep Vibrant Red Earth of Howell Terroir. Finding wines of this caliber below $100 is like finding a long lost Gold Mine in the California Hillside Terrain… truly a hidden treasure. Each sip is delightful, glasses will be cherished, jaws will drop, and bottles seem to dissipate too fast…
If you have a friend that Only Drinks Pinots, or perhaps your Lover Only Sips Whites – please pour them a glass of this wonderful Witchery Howell Mountain gem, and they will become an instant Fans of Napa Cab. (be careful though, you may want to keep if for yourself 🙂 This is the type of Napa Cab that may leave you wondering why your cellar stash is gone, and then you find missing bottles under your bed… Why not share??! Who cares – he or she is happy, and you might get lucky…
Perfect for impressing guests (especially the younger more hip crowd), or an enchanting night on the town, and quite frankly I can’t find a single flaw. I’m honored to be able to share this with you and yours… it’s everything we love about discovering and sharing wines that are still under-the-radar, still extraordinary and these last couple cases will go fast.” Ed Stephanick 99+ POINTS
Wax On – Wax Off — Friendly TIP: Each bottle is Hand-Dipped in a heavier wax for age-worthy enjoyment, here’s a trick of the trade: if your bottle is cellar temp, you will want to cover the entire top part of the wax with your hand to “warm it up” – the warmth from your hand will slightly soften it enough to PLUNGE your HEAVY DUTY Cork Screw into… no need to cut the wax, just get it right in there! I have a few corkscrews that will break delicate glass… use that one.
Master Sommelier Tasting Notes: “There were only two barrels, or roughly 50 cases produced of what is arguably the best Witchery to date. The nose immediately seduces you with rich, concentrated, balanced red and black fruits, cherry pipe tobacco and subtle sweet vanilla spice. At first taste, the focused, penetrating flavors begin with ripe red currants, crushed blackberries and black plum, complimented by roasted espresso and layers of complex secondary and tertiary flavors that cascade across your palate in a very rare expression that is simply spellbinding. If you already tried and love Witchery, the 2016 Howell Mountain Reserve Cab takes it to a whole new spectacular level.