Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateThe singular 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain is spectacular. It displays extraordinary ripeness (sometimes an issue in these high elevation vineyards) and enormous body, as well as crushed rock notes intermixed with licorice, blue and black fruits, and a hint of graphite. The wine is absolutely sensational, and was scheduled to go into bottle right after I tasted it. This blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot should age effortlessly for 30 years.
Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Howell Mountain has already gone into hiding, but there is no doubting its enormous weight, richness, note of graphite, and minerality. The wine possesses enormous concentration and richness as well as lots of blue and black fruits, but I wouldn’t touch it for 7-10 years. It should keep for 30 years.
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