2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Howell Mountain

Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Enthusiast
94
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As the debut vintage of our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was blended to showcase the structure and complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon from this storied winegrowing region.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
3 Vineyards Harvested
Production Notes
Varietal Content 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Merlot 1% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 Gallons) Age of Barrels: 80% New, 20% Second Vintage
Winemaker Notes
Crafted around a core of older vine fruit from our Stout Vineyard, there is an unmistakable wildness to this wine, with wild berry layers supported by earthy undertones, fresh herb layers of mint, eucalyptus and sage, and an oak-inspired note of coconut macaroon. A study in power and restraint, this mountain-grown wine is broad and lush on the palate, with a big, yet elegant, finish.
Production
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.
Other Notes
Released: September 2010
Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Howell Mountain
Harvest Date
September 8 — October 31, 2006
Sugar
28.6° Brix
Acid
Titratable Acidity: 0.66 g/100ml
pH
3.56
Aging
20 Months
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5%
Wine Enthusiast
94
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(Dec 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM)
Big gorgeous sweet berry, mineral, forest complexity with long plummy aftertaste followed with cleansing acidity and smooth tannins considering it's Howell Mt heritage. Another winner. Can't wait to try Petite Verdot. Pairs well with T-Bone.

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