2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red Wine
Duckhorn Vineyards has sourced grapes from this distinctive region for more than a quarter century and has crafted a Howell Mountain bottling since 1989. With steep slopes and soaring elevations reaching 2,200 feet, Napa Valley’s renowned Howell Mountain offers an ideal combination of elevation, topography, soil and climate for growing majestic mountain wines. Dense, voluptuous and impeccably structured, this age-worth wine combines firm, fine-grained tannins with alluring flavors of boysenberry, huckleberry, cranberry and currant.
Varietal Composition: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
This opulent expression of mountain winegrowing displays enticing layers of black currant, blackberry and elderberry, underscored by hints of cocoa nibs and sage. The rich, dark-berry flavors are echoed on the palate, where they are framed by fine, dusty tannins and alluring hints of chocolate and spice that linger throughout a luxurious finish.
2019 brought another exceptional vintage to Napa Valley, resulting in wines with alluring polish and poise! The season began with a wet winter followed by a mild spring. While this led to a slightly later-than-normal start to the season, ideal summer weather with no significant heat spikes ensured ideal flavor development, yielding complex and vibrant whites, and refined reds with elegant tannins, enticing aromatics and beautiful fruit flavors.
0.57 g/100 ml
Aged 18 months in 100% French oak 75% new oak, 25% neutral oak