Mountain Appellations Trio
2014 Atlas Peak
Powerful aromas of ripe plum, black berry and baking spices. Give it a minute to open up and you’ll be rewarded with complex aromas of boysenberry and black licorice laced with subtle toasty oak. First sip is juicy, ripe and provocative. As it opens up in the glass the juicy fruit focused core is satisfying and seductive. The ripe fruit flavors, intertwined with the integrated tannins linger on the finish. While boisterous and playful, this is a serious hillside Cabernet
Double Gold - The Fifty Best
Dark, rich and ripe. This wine offers classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry, plum, boysenberry, cassis, mocha and smoky toasted vanilla. Round, rich and creamy on entry, with explosive flavors of ripe fruit that only comes with a near-perfect growing season in the warmer part of the valley. As the wine opens up, the fruit flavors give way to a seductive core, classic cassis, licorice and a hint of leather. The tannins are sturdy but integrated. It is opulent and plush on release but it has the backbone and structure to age beautifully. This wine will reward those with the patience to give it a little more time.
90 Points | Decanter Magazine
Gold Medal | Houston Livestock & Rodeo International Wine Competition
2014 Howell Mountain
Our 2014 starts with the classic Howell Mountain Cabernet aromas of ripe blackberries, cocoa, and some delicate minerality. It begs for another swirl, and as the wine opens up you’ll be seductively approached by aromas of crushed rock, pomegranate, and cedar. Showing impressive complexity on the palate with ripe fruit, evolving into dark cocoa, leather and spice, all wrapped in a subtle layer of sweet toasty oak. Bold and extracted, elegant and refined, this charmer delivers everything you would expect from a Howell Mountain Cabernet. Enjoy now or lay a few bottles down for a few more years.