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2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Rugged & Majestic
2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet on a remote part of Howell Mountain looking east toward the Sierras. Planted in 1990, the vineyard produces two tons of grapes per acre, and yields Cabernet Sauvignon of extraordinary intensity and structure. This vineyard is dry farmed specifically for low yields to produce incredible tannins. As a bonus, these grapes are certified farmed organic.

The grapes in the 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were picked in September. The wine was then fermented at warm temperatures for four weeks. It underwent 29 months of barrel aging before being bottled in February 2018. Luna's 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is acclaimed for its three-dimensional tannins which will continue to soften for years to come.

Expect Notes Of

Dark fruit, nutmeg, and plum on the nose; bright blackberry, cocoa powder, and nutmeg on the palate

Appellation

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Blend

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification

65% new French oak barrels for 29 months

Production

250 cases

Pairing

Filet Mignon

Bottle

$120

Accolades

91

pts

91 points - Wine Spectator

93

pts

Double Gold - 93 points - 12th Annual American Fine Wine Competition

92

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92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Accolade Badge

Gold - 91 points - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition

90

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90 points - Decanter