2005 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Fifteen-Forty
Eighth wine and sixth from Howell Mountain. Deep garnet red. Very tight initially on the nose with some undertones of red fruits, slight vegetal characteristics and some metallic elements. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a moderate body that leads to a long dry finish. A little bit of minerality, some earthiness and vegetal notes apparent throughout. Tannins still lingering into the finish.
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Fifteen Forty Vineyard on Howell Mountain Road at an elevation of 1,365 feet. Aged in 100% new French oak for 28 months. Only 391 cases produced. This was bottle number 4,823.
2016 till 2023.
Price Point:$$$ - $76.00.