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.
Dense purple in color with sweet crème de cassis notes intermixed with mocha, espresso bean, vanilla and graphite. This full-bodied, rich and layered estate Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 15-20 years. "A beautifully focused, integrated and elegant expression of Howell Mountain."
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKER Philippe Melka
ESTIMATED MATURITY 5 to 20 years
HARVEST DATES Oct 8 - 22, 2012
APPELLATION Howell Mountain Estate
SERVE 60-65° F Decanted
BARREL PROGRAM 22 months 100% new French oak
CASES RELEASED 625
RELEASE DATE November 2016