2017 Reviews
Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating 95
Based on 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 80% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain from winemaker John Giannini boasts a fabulous inky color to go with loads of black and blue fruits, graphite, damp earth and spring flower/violet notes. It’s full-bodied, balanced, and elegant on the palate, with fine tannin and nothing out of place. In short, it’s a beautiful wine that will shine for 15+ years. 144 cases.
Wine Advocate- Lisa Perrotti-Brown
2015 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating 93
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up fragrant red and black currants notes with quite a meaty/savory undercurrent of chargrill and Marmite plus touches of incense, cedar and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, it has a good solid frame of chewy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the concentrated black fruits, finishing on an earthy note.
Drink Date 2017-2033
2015 Rewiews
Wine Advocate- Robert Parker
2013 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating 95
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a limited production cuvée that exhibits an opaque purple color and notes of cassis and blackberry liqueur, some licorice and underlying earthy notes. It is full-bodied, rich, dense and super-impressive for a relatively new producer. This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Eagle Summit Vineyard on Howell Mountain and was aged 20 months in 80% new French oak.
Napa Wine Project Review