Kukeri Wines Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, licorice, light vanilla, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 3-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, is drinking very nicely now, although still very young. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich, but restrained.

Good right out of the bottle, but so so much better after 3 hours of airtime.

I had the 2018 vintage 2 years ago and it is very consistent.

Will pair nicely with a big piece of steak, but good by itself too.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. A small production of only 11 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.



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