Displaying Howell Mountain’s signature concentration and complexity, QUINTVS is a rigorous barrel selection of the five distinct soil types found at ADAMVS. From the powdery gray volcanic ash to the iron-rich red clay Howell Mountain is most noted for, QUINTVS artfully represents the soil’s expression in the wine.
The 2013 QUINTVS embodies a brooding and dark fruit nuanced energy. Laced with aromas of blackberries, plums, forest floor, wet river rocks, and clay with a dusting of cocoa, the wine is structured, concentrated, refined and elegant. The juxtaposition between the plethora of fruit and savory attributes reminds us of both the diversity of our soils and the Old World. This full-bodied, rich and layered should drink well for 15-20 years.
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKER Philippe Melka
ESTIMATED MATURITY 5 to 20 years
HARVEST DATES Oct 5 - 15, 2013
APPELLATION Howell Mountain
SERVE 60-65° F Decanted
BARREL PROGRAM 22 months 95% new French oak
CASES RELEASED 850
RELEASE DATE November 2017