Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cuvee 2018
- Type: Red
- Producer: Robert Craig
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
- Country: USA
- Region: California
- Size: F - 750 ml
- Bin: D9120
"It is my pleasure to offer a limited production of the greatest $50 wine to ever be released in the Napa Valley: the 2018 Howell Mountain Cuvée (HMC). HMC is a predominately Cabernet blend that includes Merlot and Malbec from young vines on the Candlestick Vineyard at the top of Howell Mountain. This wine spent a little less time in new barrels than our $110/bottle Howell Mountain Cabernet, and is being released earlier, but it has markedly similar quality and pedigree." - Winery Notes
Cabernet from on High!
Hard working and fun loving, the crew at Robert Craig winery has been specializing in small-lot, mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from their perch at nearly 2,300 ft. elevation since 1992. Early on, the Napa Valley became famous for its opulent valley floor fruit, but these days the mountainside vineyards are gaining a reputation for their own brand of intense and flamboyant Cabernets. The crops are generally small, and the vineyards produce more tightly wound, focused wines with intensity and power, but also distinctive aromas and flavors. This limited production Cabernet Sauvignon from the Candlestick Vineyard at the top of Howell Mountain is blended with Merlot and Malbec to give it a distinct Bordeaux-like edge. You can expect black cherry, graphite and crushed stones all wrapped up in firm structure and concentrated fruit. Ain’t no mountain high enough…to keep us away from this Cabernet!