Castiel Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml - The Grape Tray
Castiel Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml
SKU: 2247

Castiel Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Castiel Estate
Alcohol/vol 15.3%

Winery Notes:

The 2019 Castiel Cabernet shows aromas of fully ripe currant, warm black cherries, fresh sage and hints of clove. On the palate, the entry is fresh and bright, evolving into a mid-palate that shows density and dark berry flavors. As the wine fades, the lingering impression is of satiny tannins and juicy black cherry notes.

Wine Advocate
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After 22 months in 70% new French oak, there's scarcely a trace of it to be found on the nose of the stunning 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. There's a touch of bay leaf, perhaps the slightest hints of bell pepper and pine, but also masses of cassis. Dark, dense and sturdy, this full-bodied masterpiece is rich, round and supple, with a long finish that leaves a lingering trail of mocha and dark chocolate that somehow avoids any sense of heaviness or excess.

Joe Czerwinski, May 31, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from two sites on Howell Mountain, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a brilliant effort that readers should jump on if given the chance. Classic mountain aromatics of black fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and mineral-like nuances define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a layered mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and a great finish. The balance is terrific, and this will benefit from just a few years of bottle age and should have 20-25 years of overall longevity.

February 16, 2023

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