Intensity, both in terms of perfume and structure, with a sublime elegance best describes the Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Densely packed, fragrant aromatics of blackberries, black currants, licorice and dark chocolate mingle with fruit and barrel spices and an earthy minerality that energetically dances out of the glass.
Layers of sweet dark fruits burst onto an immediately generous palate with a lifted acidity. Lingering, complex tannins, balanced and decidedly approachable right no, seamlessly flow to a long and flavorful finish. With plenty of tannin lurking beneath its layers, with a balanced acidity, bottle aging will further develop the perfume, complexity and add to its sublime elegance over the next two decades. WE 93