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
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
65% new French oak barrels for 29 months
91 points - Wine Spectator
Double Gold - 93 points - 12th Annual American Fine Wine Competition
92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Gold - 91 points - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
90 points - Decanter