2018 Roberts and Rogers Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
The Howell Mountain Single Vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of carefully selected exceptional lots of the world famous hillside mountain fruit. The most desirable & acclaimed AVA in Napa Valley for Cabernet Sauvignon, this vineyard combines volcanic soil with the high elevation mountain terrain above the fog line. The fruit is exposed to sunshine for longer days & warmer nights providing even ripening and full maturity. This is a handcrafted big complex muscular Cabernet - opulent, bold, rich, and decadent, packed with intense, ripe jammy black fruit. Well integrated tannins from 24 months of 100% French Oak aging create a long flavorful finish.
About The Winery
In 1999, longtime friends Roger Louer and Robert Young commenced efforts to establish a first-class Cabernet Sauvignon wine brand, sourcing the grapes from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California. Located to the east of St. Helena, at an elevation ranging from 1400 to 2200 feet, Howell Mountain is considered one of the most prestigious wine growing regions in the world. Roberts and Rogers sources its grapes for this wonderful wine from the Howell Mountain sub appellation area and for the present vintages from a vineyard jointly developed by Roberts and Rogers in 2000. The first vintage of Roberts + Rogers, Howell Mountain was the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, released in 2007 with around 300 cases available. The wine was immediately met with a warm welcome from the privileged few to enjoy that first vintage. As Barry Gnekow, who made the wine, said about the 2004 vintage,”This wine is so big it will be coming into its own in about 30 years, but is drinkable now.” In 2009, Roger Louer produced Louer Family Reserve Cabernet from his personal estate in St. Helena for a select group of friends. The wine was sourced from the best barrels of the 34 acre estate and has sold out before it was produced for the past three years. Roberts + Rogers will release the 2012 vintage under the R+R label for the first time. Since that first release, the Roberts + Rogers wines have continued to improve in excellence, receiving numerous awards and accolades.