*2008 Howell at the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell at the Moon Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA 2008
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Knoll Vineyard is slightly more restrained aromatically, but it explodes on the palate, creating a broad swath of ripe cassis, black cherry, crushed rock and forest floor notes. Full-bodied, opulent and sexy, this beauty is ideal for drinking over the next decade.
As a result of Dr. Roberts earlier soil analysis, a second 3-acre vineyard was planted as well in 2004 on a knoll resting 100 ft. above the farmhouse and initial plantings. Even though this vineyard is on the same property, the soils proved to be very different, being deeper and richer, enabling us to plant rootstock 112 with clone 4.
We feel this combination will deepen the potential of this already vigorous young vineyard and complement earlier vineyard development. Cover crops include rose clover, crimson clover, and Blando brome, which complement the vines already planted, and remain consistent with our belief in sustainable farming.