Aloft Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The second release from this beautiful place is the definition of mountain Cabernet – terroir driven, complex and lush. A bit more fruit forward than the 2008, it’s expansive with ripe layers of red and blue fruits, spice and brown sugar. Twenty months of barrel aging and extended time in bottle has given the substantial, fine-grained, mountain tannins ample time to integrate with the sleek minerals and mouthwatering acidity. The finish is fruit-driven and very long. Perhaps most important, at least to us, it stands as well on its own as it does alongside a family meal.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Wine SpectatorA big, expressive style, with tiers of bold, zesty wild berry, raspberry, black licorice and cherry, showing touches of espresso and light mocha. A full-throttle Cabernet, finishing long and persistent. Drink now through 2024. 320 cases made.