Skip to main content
2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

In Stock
Add To Cart
$105.00
/ 750ml
Duckhorn Vineyards has sourced grapes from this distinctive region for more than a quarter century and has crafted a Howell Mountain bottling since 1989. Recognized as one of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing regions, grapes from Howell Mountain are famous for producing age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons with rich, deep color and excellent structure. To encourage further complexity, we bottle-age this mountain-grown wine one year longer than our other wines prior to release.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
Winemaker Notes
On the nose, this stunning wine offers a bevy of mountain-fruit aromas including sweet baking spices, black raspberry, currant and blackberry, with hints of anise, clove and fresh mint adding nuance and complexity. On the palate it is robust and generous, echoing the aromas in waves of ripe dark berries and spice, with firm tannins and dusty minerality carrying the flavors to a remarkably long, lush finish.
Production
For both red and white grapes, 2018 offered near picture-perfect growing conditions, with mild spring and summer weather, and no significant heat events. The conditions were ideal for both our Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, which show beautiful tropical notes and ripe flavors at low sugars. While our Chardonnay harvest began about three weeks later than normal, the fruit arrived at the winery in pristine condition, producing dynamic and complex wines. The excellent growing conditions naturally resulted in a slightly larger than average crop for our red Bordeaux varieties, with fully lignified seeds at low sugars levels. With temperate weather throughout fall, we were able to pick each block at optimal ripeness, yielding exceptionally juicy and polished red wines, with plush, well-rounded tannins, and lovely overall structure.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Howell Mountain
Acid
0.62 g/100 ml
pH
3.71
Aging
Aged a total of 24 months 18 months in new French oak followed by 6 months in neutral barrels
Alcohol %
14.50

Product Reviews

Add a Review

Product Reviews

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product
Leave this field blank:
Add To Cart
$105.00
/ 750ml
We use cookies to optimize your experience, analyze traffic, and personalize content. To learn more, please visit our Privacy Policy.
By using our site without disabling cookies, you consent to our use of them.
X

I am 21 years of age or older.