2018 BLACK POWDER HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Black Powder exploded from the Western Slopes of Howell Mountain at a staggering 2100 feet in elevation, where the vines produce potent berries. In 2018 mother nature helped guide them to the peak of perfection… If you are seeking an extra special wine that you can enjoy now and also age for decades, this is a ridiculous price on Howell Mtn Cabernet (VIP stock-up alert).
Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier: “The Black Powder Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is an absolutely delightful wine, starting with a lush nose of blackberries, black plums, violets, crushed granite and baking spices. The palate beautifully displays mixed berry cobbler, dark chocolate, espresso roast and fresh sage. This is a textbook version of a Howell Mountain Cab, with firm, slightly dusty tannins, focused fruit, complex minerals, and a long finish. While it is drinking better at this point than I would expect for a 2018 Howell Mountain Cab, I see potential for even greater depth and complexity with bottle age and and/or more time in the glass.” KEVIN VOGT 93-95 POINTS
Tasting Notes from Edward: “Imagine a super ripe Black Plum without the skins or pit, and you take a BIG Bite as DELICIOUS Juices burst into your Mouth – fleshy and soft, full-bodied yet so very easy to drink… When you first look at this bottle, the Label highlights and shines HOWELL MOUNTAIN, NAPA VALLEY in a Golden Foil… as you pour, purple-blue inky swirls surround your glass inviting you to enjoy more… as your palate tastes, tantalizing soft tannins surround as you can’t seem to put down the glass… bottles will disappear. Beyond Dangerously Delicious, plus an Entertainer’s Delight – Take a Deep Breath… and Exhale — Get ready for the next set of waves… BOOM! You dream of Caramel Macchiato with Mocha and Milk Chocolate, and wake up with purple teeth exclaiming to your significant other — I just found the Perfect Event Wine, that everyone will LOVE! My wife then replies, honey we just drank two bottles last night with our Ribeye, and we need to get more, still can’t believe this price for Howell Mountain fruit.” CALIHIWINES 96-98+ POINTS