With every bottle of 2013 Napa Cabernet we open it is clear the unanimous praise for the vintage is well deserved. We are thrilled to present you with our finest offer from this historic vintage, the Montesquieu Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Every year the wine world looks to Howell Mountain as the ultimate reference point for what mountain-farmed Napa Cabernet is capable of, and in 2013 the region pushed its reputation to even greater heights. Rugged yet refined, densely structured yet impeccably balanced, we look forward to this wine delighting our clients for many years to come.
Deep glossy crimson in color, the nose slowly reveals itself over hours. At first there’s blueberry skins and white pepper, followed by charred cedar, mushroom and caramel as the wine opens up. The palate shows power and refinement all at once with bold flavors of cassis and blackberry in perfect harmony with the wine’s towering structure. Nuances of cherry jam and dark chocolate shavings reveal themselves through the savory finish that lasts for minutes. Bottled specially in magnum format, this powerful Cabernet should slowly develop even deeper complexity and elegance over the next 15-20 years.