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.
A beautiful, saturated garnet in the glass, the 2018 QUINTVS erupts with aromas of wild cherry and ripe blackberry anchored by lavender, wild rose, and forest floor. This mesmerizing nose is closely followed by flavors of ripe fruit and the savory elements we are so well acquainted with from the ADAMVS Estate like fresh bay, wild sage, and a hint of salinity. Broad and weighty on the palate, the QUINTVS provides a firm structure, and a mineral-laced vertical drive through a very long finish. Drink now with a firm decant or cellar in excess of ten to fifteen years.
VARIETAL 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ESTIMATED MATURITY 5 to 20 years
HARVEST DATES Oct 11 - Oct 29, 2018
SERVE55 - 60°F decanted
BARREL PROGRAM 22 months 80% new French oak
RELEASE DATE October 2022