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2018 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

$150.00
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$1,800.00
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Tasting Notes

Smooth tannins and bright acidity define this delicious expression of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep aromas of ripe blackberry and dark chocolate create a delicious nose and are followed by flavors of dried lavender and roasted coffee. On the finish, light caramel notes chase until the end.

Technical Information

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Appellation Howell Mountain
Alcohol % 15.1%
Enclosure Type Cork

Scores & Accolades

  • 96

    JamesSuckling.com

    “Intense aromas and flavors of ripe blackcurrant, dried lavender, bitter chocolate and charred bark. Hints of dried citrus zest, too. It’s medium-bodied with firm, sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Subtle caramel notes at the end. ” - James Suckling, January 2021

  • 95

    Vinous

    “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch is deep, powerful and beautifully layered in the glass. Iron, cured meats, rose petal, mint, mocha, licorice and spice all build as this sumptuous Cabernet gradually reveals its many charms. There is plenty of Howell Mountain grip, but impeccable overall balance too. This is such a distinctive Cabernet.” - Antonio Galloni, March 2021

Winemaking

Vineyard

Howell Mountain rises just to the northeast of Beringer's winery in St. Helena, and Bancroft Ranch lies at an elevation of 1,800 feet on the western slope of the mountain. The soil here—gritty white tuff of volcanic origin—is shallow, infertile and extremely well drained. The vines produce small, intensely flavored berries with powerful, concentrated fruit flavors and thick skins that yield robust tannins. Bancroft's forward fruit demonstrates the classic Cabernet flavor of ripe, sweet black currant. The 2018 Bancroft Ranch aged 21 months in French oak barrels. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.