In every vintage, QUINTVS embodies the geologic diversity of the ADAMVS Estate. Deeply aromatic with notes of bay laurel and sage brush, the wine expresses soil driven characteristics of mineral and wet stone that reflect a deep sense of terroir. On the palate there is great breadth, richness, and a concentration of fine-grained tannin. Flavors of pure cacao and Chelan cherry emerge throughout the long, silky finish. Drink now with a firm decant or lay down for ten to fifteen years.
Displaying Howell Mountain’s signature concentration and complexity, QUINTVS is a rigorous barrel selection of the five distinct soil types found at ADAMVS. From the powdery gray volcanic ash to the iron-rich red clay Howell Mountain is most noted for, QUINTVS artfully represents the soil’s expression in the wine.
VARIETAL: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKER: Philippe Melka
ESTIMATED MATURITY: 5 to 20 years
HARVEST DATES: Sept 21 - Oct 2, 2015
SERVE: 55 - 60°F decanted
BARREL PROGRAM: 22 months 85% new French oak
RELEASE DATE: October 2019