The Wine Spies

Enigma Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

The Wine Spies Enigma Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley California


It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a very tasty Cabernet.

Inky in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

The young Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell mountain is delicious already. Showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and a little better after 90 minutes in a decanter. Already yummy and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Rich and fruit forward. Powerful with lots of chocolate and cedar notes.

This Delicious wine has good potential to become a 95+ point wine. Showing nice structure, soft and elegant.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with BBQ meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in (100% new) French oak barrels for 24 months. A tiny production of only 4 barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$80.

The Wine Spies Enigma Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley California


It's time for my
#FridayCabernetfix.
Here is a very tasty Cabernet.

Inky in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

The young Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell mountain is delicious already. Showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and a little better after 90 minutes in a decanter. Already yummy and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Rich and fruit forward. Powerful with lots of chocolate and cedar notes.

This Delicious wine has good potential to become a 95+ point wine. Showing nice structure, soft and elegant.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with BBQ meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in (100% new) French oak barrels for 24 months. A tiny production of only 4 barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$80.

Aug 6th, 2021