Howell at the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Home Vineyard


2012 Howell Mountain

Day of Harvest 10/20/15

Brix at Harvest 26.6

Days on Skins: 45

pH 3.73

TA 5.5 g/L

alcohol 14.9%

residual sugar <0.02g/L

The wine is a small lot co-fermentation of See, 191 and 337 clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in classic gravelly iron-rich, nutrient-poor Howell Mountain soils. The fruit was hand selected and sorted prior to destemming, and the berries were sorted after destemming to remove any imperfect fruit. It underwent native fermentation in an open-top tank, managed with hand punch downs and a long extended maceration. The new wine was racked into carefully selected mostly new French oak barrels and aged for twenty months. Deep purple, our Howell Mountain Cabernet is rich with the layered flavors of blackberry, currants, pomegranate, and spice, layered with graphite, broken earth and chocolate. Enjoy it over the next 15 or more years.