Lot 532 2014 Howell Mountain Meritage

Lot 532
2014 Howell Mountain Meritage

Sourced from a vineyard that recently changed hands for quite a sum, this wine is a stunning Howell Mountain red blend at a quality and price point you won't find anywhere else.
$25
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You can thank the fantastic ’14 vintage for this cuvée being ready to rock right out of the bottle, with sweet florals, chocolate, red rock, and wild berry complemented by dusty cocoa and sweet toasty oak. Rich fruit impact and ample structure produce a long, lush, velvety finish with cassis, black cherry and spice echoing through mouth-coating tannins. Just awesome and ridiculously approachable already.

Style: Medium, Fruity

Flavors: Cherry, Spice, Tannins

Cam Confidential

All the components in this blend saw open top, small lot fermenters and were aged for 18 months or more in 50-60% new French oak. The anchor wine is sourced from one of Howell Mountain's legendary estates, with sprawling high-altitude ridgetop vineyards that are recognized as some of the best dirt on Howell Mountain. Combined with our Las Posadas Cabernet, the resulting blend combines the spicy wild berry character of Malbec with the depth and structure of Howell Mountain Cabernet. More than just about any cuvée, this wine illustrates what we do best as négociants eleveur. A screaming deal at $25.

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