2016 Arkenstone Howell Mountain Estate Red Blend
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (79%); Cabernet Franc (9%); Petit Verdot (6%); Merlot (3%); Malbec (3%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98 (RP); 97 (JD); 91 (JS)
"Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with incredibly fragrant red and black currants, crushed black berries and black cherries notes with hints of cigar box, bay leaves, licorice, oyster sauce, yeast extract and chargrill. The palate is full, super concentrated and built like a brick house, offering very firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and savory. This flat-out beauty should be very long lived!"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/18