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2001 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Estate
- Napa Valley
- Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 18
brianofthevine wrote: (92 points)
August 19, 2015 - Nice black cherry, plum, currant up front. Typical earthy H.M. notes throughout. Smooth tannins on the end, good finish.
whybuyone wrote: (89 points)
March 3, 2015 - This was a bit of a letdown to me. I found it to be a very average cab. I've had more recent vintages of Neal which I thought were much better. The bottle was fine and it didn't taste bad by any means but I recommend drinking now. On the nose, mainly vanilla and spice. Dark but not much fruit.
brucerob Likes this wine: (94 points)
February 21, 2015 - Hard to imaging a more balanced and lovely huge Howell Mountain cab. The Howell Mountain fruit is unmistakable here, full bodied with a lingering finish... has plenty of time to go but amazing now - wish I had more!
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.
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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 2 (1%)
- In Cellars 158 (58%)
- Consumed 112 (41%)
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