Steinhauer Ranch is located 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley on esteemed Howell Mountain. The fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a relatively flat section of the vineyard that is surrounded by Redwoods. As a result this vineyard experiences a very long, even growing season and is often the last picked at harvest. The 2007 growing season…
Signature aromas of strawberry, lavender and rosehip come forth in this exceptionally floral vintage while fresh fruit flavors are introduced on the palate. A cherry finish with notes of toasted almond and oak add to this wine’s spicy complexity. The classic Howell Mountain tannin structure reveals itself as big and bold. This wine is aged in 100 percent new French oak for nineteen months.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue #186 December 23, 2009
Graphite, black currant, crushed rock, and black raspberry notes as well as a decidedly cool climate character are found in the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Ranch. This wine is all about structure…