2007 Riva Di Cimarossa Howell Mountain

Oat Hill Estate - Howell Mountain
Retail Price: $65.00

Notes from the Winemaker: Inaugural Vintage...  A blend of 100% cabernet sauvignon from all ten vineyard blocks from the Cimarossa estate, this wine represents the best that Howell Mountain has to offer.  Elevation ranges from 1600-2100 feet; several soil types; sun exposures from the east, west and north.  The wine was aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels, 35% of which were new. 

This wine is a beautiful deep ruby color.  The nose is an explosion of blackberry & blueberry fruits with some spiciness - cinnamon & cardamom and a hint of some sandalwood.  There are subtle floral notes as well.  The initial impact is strong filling your mouth with bright cherry and pomegranate fruits finishing with a touch of white pepper.  Silky, bright tannins round out a vibrant & firm finish.

For optimal tasting, open this bottle one hour before serving, or decant.

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Cimarossa Winery
Website: www.cimarossa.com Email: info@cimarrossa.com
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