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