Posts tagged: Howell Mountain

Mountain grown gem (126 cases)

Mike Drash grew up in Memphis, TN on a farm.  After graduating from (a small) college in Memphis he moved to Florida where he found his love for food and wine.  With the encouragement of a friend he moved to California and landed a job at a Russian River Valley winery as a cellar rat.  […]

O’Shaughnessy gets 95 Points From Robert Parker

Betty O’Shaughnessy hails from Minnesota, having spent her childhood growing up in a rural farming community. After college she raised a family while building a career in real estate investing and development in Minneapolis. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food and wine fueled the fires that transitioned her from owner/teacher of a cooking school […]

2009 Howell Mountain Cab stuns in blind tasting

The 2009 Moffett Howell Mountain Cabernet beat out 9 Napa Valley Cabernets in a recent blind tasting. The line-up included Diamond Creek Dunn (97 Points Parker) Morlet (96 Points Parker) Kapscandy ($350.00 and 97 Points Parker) Peter Michael Buccella Dancing Hares Screaming Eagle ($$$$$ – 97 Points) Mondavi Reserve. Not only did Moffett come in […]

Howell Mountain GEM does it again!

Cornerstone seems to have turned another corner in its long history. Created some 20 years ago, this winery has had some amazing winemakers along the way, Bruce Scotland, Celia Welch (Scarecrow, Corra, etc.) and now Jeff Keene. The philosophy has not changed, continue to make first-rate, handcrafted wines! I can see that this latest release […]

This Howell Mountain Cabernet ROCKS!

I am very excited to work with Spence again, this little winery has become a real commodity and many among you have been asking for the next release.  It is here!  Finally.  Another one of the “great” 2007 vintage wines!  As you know, Spence is very small in quantity, but great in quality.  This Mountain […]

An Amazing Pedigree! Tor 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

I just tasted with Tor Kenward from Tor winery.  His latest release, the 2009 Napa Cabernet is a cuvee (blend) of To-Kalon, Cimarossa and Mast vineyards!  This bottling contains an  amazing pedigree and the wine lives up to it’s expectations! On the nose you get the cool side of cabernet with earth/blackberry/cloves and a touch […]

O’Shaughnessy 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain Napa Valley

One of the superstar estates on Howell Mountain, O’Shaughnessy’s winemaker Sean Capiaux is the force behind these impressive reds. Capiaux also makes his own wines under the Capiaux Cellars label. Robert Parker gives this wine 94 Points and says:  “…the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, …is performing better now than it did last year. A dense […]