2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Red Wine
2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Red Wine
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This Napa Valley Red Wine reflects the power and intensity of its rugged, high elevation terroir, displaying excellent structure, strong tannins and a complex undercurrent of earthy minerality.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
2 Vineyards Harvested – Stout and Candlestick Ridge
Production Notes
Varietal Content 91% Merlot 8% Cabernet Sauvignon .5% Cabernet Franc .5% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 Gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% New
Winemaker Notes
Featuring extracted aromas of dark chocolate, mulled fruit and spice, this robust wine also offers savory hints of porcini and soy. On the palate, mouth-filling flavors of blackberry, black currant, mocha and menthol are accentuated by hints of lavender, graphite, herbs and sweet oak.
The 2004 season began with an early bud break and flowering that led naturally to an early harvest. We began picking grapes the second week of August, but then experienced a cooling trend that allowed additional hang time for many of the later red varieties. This slow and steady period of ripening ended just after Labor Day when we welcomed a heat wave that accelerated harvest to an early finish.
Other Notes
Released: April 2008
Wine Specs
Red Blend
Howell Mountain
Harvest Date
September 20 — October 6, 2004
26.4° Brix
Titratable Acidity: 0.57 g/100ml
20 Months
Bottling Date
July 2006
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Robert Parker
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