Howell at the Moon 2012 Magnun

This wine is a made exclusively from the UCD 7 clone of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in mineral ash and decomposed volcanic rock. The fruit was hand selected and sorted prior to destemming and the berries were sorted after destemming to remove any imperfect fruit. This small lot underwent native fermentation in an open-top tank, managed with hand punch downs and along extended maceration. The new wine was racked into carefully selected new French oak barrels and aged for twenty months. Deep blue-red in hue, the wine's aromas are of blackcurrant, cherry, crushed rose, smoke, and spice. Cherry and currant flavors carry