Arkenstone Estate Red Howell Mountain 2016
VINTAGE : 2016
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
VARIETALS : 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec from their estate vineyards.
This is one of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time.
Hats off to winemaker Sam Kaplan for this sensational effort, this beauty should be very long lived.