The 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon reveals its distinctive provenance with lots of bright brambly, wild berry fruits and savory rustic notes. The glass is filled with juicy blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, red currant and cassis, supported by delicate, fine-grained tannins. Hints of bay laurel, bittersweet chocolate, earthy forest-loam and candied violet further speak to its sourcing from grapes grown in iron-laden, red volcanic loam soils high up on Howell Mountain. While baking spice flavors of caramel, cinnamon and vanilla spice hint at the well-integrated oak aging character. This rich, powerful wine will benefit from a decade of bottling aging; however, if served in its youth, we recommend decanting before serving.