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2001 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Estate
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Community Tasting Notes 15
wineismylife wrote: (92 points)
August 30, 2012 - WIML92
Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted about an hour before serving.
Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and black berries. Flavors of currants, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go.
November 12, 2011 - A delicious ripe and long Cab that deserved to be held for another 2-4 years. Structure shows up on the back end. Cassis, mocha, plum, blackcurrant, pretty dense but not blocky or particularly heavy.
wineismylife Likes this wine: (92 points)
December 16, 2010 - Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted about an hour before serving. Followed over the next two hours. Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Attractive nose of lavendar, currants, black berries and dark plums. The palate was still a bit tight giving way to notes of black berries, black cherries and black currants. Medium acidity, still somewhat firm tannins, full bodied. I'd hold another two years to let the palate flesh out a bit more then have at it. 92?
hcampana wrote: (92 points)
December 28, 2009 - Several wines and ... a roasted pig in the tradition of Asterix & Obelix!: This was an upgrade over the over oaked 2004 Pride Merlot Mountaintop. This wine has more classic Napa features as very pure fruit aromas dominated by black currant and a bit of leather. Medium to full bodied, with dusty tannins and an elegant, long finish. The tannin quality is noticeably more elegant than the chunkier style found in the regular cabernet of the same year. This is not a wine for hedonists, but rather for those that appreciate more restrained wines. Excellent in its style.
Este vino fue muy superior al sobre maderizado 2004 Pride Merlot Mountaintop. Este es un Cabernet más típico de Napa, pues ofrece mucha pureza de fruta dominada por grosella negra y una pizca de cuero. De cuerpo medio a pesado, sus taninos poseen una cualidad polvosa y un final largo y elegante. A diferencia de su hermano menor de la misma añada que posee tanino más bravo y masticable, sus taninos son más elegantes. Este vino no es para hedonistas que prefieren mñas maduración de fruta, sino para aquellos que aprecian vinos del nuevo mundo un poco más reservados y elegantes. Escelente en su estilo.
babnik wrote: (88 points)
May 27, 2009 - Tight with cedar and sour blackberries. A bit austere and angular right now but should improve with 2-3 more years in the cellar. By about hour 4 in the decanter, it edges had softened a bit and the wine displayed a smokier character.
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- Vintage 2001
- Type Red
- Producer Neal Family Vineyards
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Howell Mountain Estate
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Howell Mountain
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 169 (65%)
- Consumed 92 (35%)