2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Red Wine

2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Red Wine

Appellation
Howell Mountain

Type
Red
Varietal
Red Blend
Wine Enthusiast
95
Robert Parker
95
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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.
Production
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
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Howell Mountain
Harvest Date
September 20 — October 6, 2004
Sugar
26.4° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.57 g/100ml
PH
3.58
Aging
20 Months
Bottling Date
July 2006
Alcohol %
14.5%
Wine Enthusiast
95
Robert Parker
95
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