Howell at the Moon

Knoll Vineyard
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 130
Vintage

2009

Howell at the Moon

Knoll Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain

5 cases produced

This is the first production from the Clone 7 section of our 1.4-acre Cabernet vineyard at the top of Howell Mountain. This single-barrel select wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the fruit and tannins are in perfect harmony, offering the best possible wine from this vineyard. This wine is a made exclusively from the UCD 7 clone of Cabernet Sauvignon. The lot underwent native fermentation in a small open-top tank, managed with hand punch downs and long, extended maceration. Deep red in hue, the wines aroma's are of blackberry, cherry, rose, smoke and spice. Cherry and wild berries carry through on the palate, and are joined by pencil-lead, fall leaf and cedar, and a generous palate. The wine finishes with fine-structured tannins, spice and dark fruit.


Aging Process

22 months in French Oak.
75% new, 25% 1year old.
3 to 4 years of bottle aging.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.85
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Timothy Milos

Winemaker, Howell at the Moon

Winemaker, Timothy Milos

Tim joined our team in May of 2006, and is the winemaker at Girard Winery. He was a Doctoral candidate in plant diseases at Cornell University, and a Masters candidate at UC Davis in Enology. He has become our winemaker in charge while Sarah attends to her family obligations (twin infants and a toddler). Sarah still remains as a consultant for Tim.

Country born: United States

Education: Cornell U.
UC Davis enology

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To produce the finest quality wine in the world, using the best grapes available and techniques gained from education and experience.

San Francisco 49ers / Levy

4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara  CA  95054-1229
408-562-4925

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