Elegant, and balanced, a truly exceptional Howell Mt. wine. Approachable in its youth, yet robust in character structured for decades in the cellar, something rare for other mountain wines. Vibrant fresh red cherries, and a gravel like blueberry accentuate the palate. Lead pencil shavings with strong notes of dark chocolate evolve. Gentle fine-grained tannin, with perfectly defined acidity linger on an ever-lasting finish.