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.
Exemplifying the uniquely diverse geology and wild flora found at the ADAMVS Estate, the 2016 QUINTVS is a serious wine with a seductive, mineral-laced, umami backbone. Surrounding this powerful core are aromatics and flavors of black currant, Bing cherry,wild sage, and luscious ripe plum. On the palate the wine is round, lush, and soft, yet structured and age worthy. Drink now or cellar for five to fifteen years.
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WINEMAKER Philippe Melka
ESTIMATED MATURITY 5 to 20 years
HARVEST DATES Sept 30 - Oct 13, 2016
SERVE55 - 60°F decanted
BARREL PROGRAM 22 months 73% new French oak
RELEASE DATE October 2020