Cabernet Sauvignon, Kissing Trees by Angwin Estate | 2014
Howell Mountain might not be the trendiest Napa Valley appellation, but it's surely one of the most delicious ones. Depending on what side of the mountain the vineyards hug, the styles range from medium plus to extra large, but there's a particular appeal about all Howell Mountain wines. Rather than the typical blue and purply fruits, Cabernet Sauvignon from here tends to be more red in color. Led by husband and wife duo (and former physicians), Jon Larson and Angela Henszel, Angwin Estate has been making Cabernet under the "wine radar" for almost a decade, and this 2014 bottles up the very best of the appellation and its impeccable vintage.
On the nose it overflows with dark red plums and Morello cherry, followed by a friendly kick of tobacco and forest greens. In classic Howell fashion, the palate is grippy, but there's a sweetness to the earth that gives the wine lift and glide. Usually with Howell Mountain, we'd say, "Decant for an hour," but if it's 2014 Kissing Trees, we say, "Pop, pour and enjoy the ride!"
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