Tate Wines 2014 Jack's Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Jack’s Cabernet exhibits a full, purple core and immediate aromatics. Black raspberry and anise fill the glass, followed by the quintessential cocoa and truffle of Howell Mountain. The wine is extremely round and plush on the palate with blackberry and ripe plums taking the lead matched by menthol and vanillin. The tannins are firm but chalky, with great acidity to match. This great example of a single-vineyard site on Howell Mountain during a great year should age wonderfully over the next 9-10 years (2025-2026).