- Producer: ADAMVS - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Sarah Donley
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Howell Mountain)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 440 cases
- Winery location: Howell Mountain
- Owners: Denise & Stephen Adams
- First vintage: 2010
- Drinking window: 2018-2044
About The Wine
The flagship ADAMVS Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the opulent texture and sophistication that make the wines of Howell Mountain so compelling. An estate wine of depth and elegance, ADAMVS is a meticulous barrel selection crafted around a core of fruit from the prized red soils and sun-filled exposures. The fruit was harvested from the oldest block of vines, at the highest elevation on the Estate, from 21st September to 14th Octobers, and spent an average of 28 days macerating on the skins. It was racked into 95% new French oak for 22 months prior to release.
The 2015 growing season provided for another impeccable vintage at ADAMVS. Low rainfall and a generally warm winter set the stage for early bud break at the Estate. Crop levels were lower than average due to dry conditions as we endured the fourth year of drought in a row. Low vigor in the vineyard produced small berries with concentrated flavours, and thus the 2015 wines are aromatic with a sauve texture that lends the wines great finesse and balance.
ADAMVS Cabernet Sauvignon ADAMVS 2015
"Very deep, vibrant purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Adamvs (coming exclusively from the Howell Mountain Estate) gives up expressive blackberry preserves, black forest cake and mocha notes plus suggestions of star anise, tilled loam, black truffles and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is fine, fresh and elegant, with beautiful purity of fruit and a gorgeous silt-like texture framing the bold, sensuous fruit throughout the long, long finish. 440 cases were made."
99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2017)