Wine Maker Notes
The Howell Mountain Zinfandel is blended from two vineyards, Slaybaugh Ranch and Black Sears Vineyard, both well above the Morning fog of Napa Valley. D-Cubed Cellars 2007 Howell Mountain Zinfandel has aromas of raspberry, and dark cherries with white pepper and hints of wild mushrooms. This Howell Mountain wine has rich body and medium-full tannins that fill the mouth nicely. There are wonderful flavors of raspberries, porcini mushroom.
This dark ruby colored Zin dances in the glass as it reflects its colors in the light. It opens with an attractive mild spicy black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profile is a gentle plum with hints of smoky oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins build slightly, then drift away. The panel suggested that this Zin would be very nice with homemade meatloaf.