2017 Trujillo Henry Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa ValleyCalifornia, USA
This select blend of 2017 Henry Brothers Reserve is an expression of not only the Howell Mountain AVA, but the artful and unique blending of the five Bordeaux varietals from a single site. This Cabernet blend delivers with authority amid its depth, density and complexity. Upon opening, this wine is still a bit cocooned and shy. With time and some air to relax it, this wine opens up with generous to blackberry, sweet plum and black currant aromas. A nice touch of sweet vanilla and dark spices add to its opulent aromatics. Firm, fine, sweet tannin gallantly hold this wine together but give way to its rich flavors unfolding with blackberry, licorice and bittersweet coco. Perfectly balanced in its structure to carry the wine along its journey to a long lingering finish. Enjoyable now with generous decanting, but additional cellar time is recommended. Drink 2022 – 2032.
Origin: 100% Napa Valley, 100% Howell Mountain AVA, 100% Henry Brothers Vyd
Blend Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec
Maturation: Aged 22 months, 100% French Oak (85% New Barrels)
Case Production: 82 cases