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Ink Grade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
SKU: 12157

Ink Grade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Ink Grade
Alcohol/vol 14%
Crafted from our highest parcels on the eastern hills of Howell Mountain, our Cabernet Sauvignon captures the focused intensity and depth of the rugged terroir from where it prospers. This is a wine with freshness and elegance that does not come at the expense of structure and complexity.
Wine Advocate
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The team at Ink Grade favors east and north-facing blocks for their own label, including the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in a variety of different-sized oak vessels, the nose features scents of vanilla, cedar and cassis, with a gentle minty overtone. Full-bodied and firm but not lacking flesh or richness, this wine is dense and concentrated but lively and taut, with a long, dusty finish framed by fine-grained tannins.

May 31, 2022
Wine Spectator
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Lots of harnessed power in this version. A deep well of cassis, plum and boysenberry fruit flavors are in reserve, but for now encased by tannins and racy red tea and savory details. Sleek, with a deeply buried iron note. Everything should meld and stretch out nicely with some cellaring. Best from 2023 through 2035. 750 cases made.

November 15, 2021

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