Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | December 2008 "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Quarry Vineyard is complete and fuller-bodied with deeper, bluer, blacker fruits, more complete textures, and very long finishes. Possesses 15-20 years of aging potential."
Medium ruby. Black cherry, ripe raspberry, menthol, minerals and flowers on the nose. Tight and rather lean on entry, then juicy and cool in the middle palate, with less sweetness and more of an herbal character than the St. Helena Home Vineyard bottling. I find these tannins slightly tough.
“The 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an aromatic, inviting wine from the start. This wine is brimming with plum, blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas. The flavors are equally rich – I get black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. The tannins are dense, and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall.” – Winemaker, Laurie Hook
The 2007 Bancroft Ranch Merlot is a rich garnet color, and brims with flavors of ripe black fruits, brown spices and a hint of orange zest. Its refined tannins and depth of flavor make it one of our most memorable wines from Howell Mountain.