2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cornerstone Cellars 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon articulates the intense, powerful character of the appellation while maintaining a balanced harmony of fruit, acidity and tannin structure carried over an opulent palate. Deep, intense aromas fill the glass with notes of blueberry, ripe plum, fresh violet, sweet baking spice with a hint of dark chocolate mocha leaping forth. A rich burst of sweet, ripe berry fruit greets the palate exploding into complex flavors of currants, blueberry, anise and cocoa with an intense core of cassis.
Voluptuous and rich, the layered mouthfeel is well integrated with a full tannin structure and a freshness not often found in Howell Mountain Cabernet, seamlessly flowing to a long, flavorful, vibrant finish.