Our flagship ADAMVS Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the opulent texture and sophistication that make the wines of Howell Mountain so compelling. An estate wine of depth and elegance, ADAMVS is a meticulous barrel selection crafted around a core of fruit from our prized red soils and sun-filled exposures.
Borne of our red earth, the 2018 ADAMVS is one hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon grown in our highest elevation blocks in red, lava-derived, Aiken series soils. An ethereal nose—as complex as this site—is exuberant with fresh bramble, sage, cigar box, rhubarb, raw cacao, and ferrous earth. The mouthfeel is dense and voluptuous reminding us of crushed velvet soaked in blackberry juice. This extraordinary volume is balanced quite deftly by a firm structure and lively freshness—all this persists through the long, silken finish. Drink now well-decanted, or watch this wine unfold over many, many decades to come.
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ESTIMATED MATURITY 5 to 25 years
harvest dates Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2018
SERVE 55 - 60° F decanted for two hours
BARREL PROGRAM 22 months 100% new French oak
RELEASE DATE October 2022