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Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt
Cresta Velia
United States - California - Napa Valley

Deep purple color concentration with both sweet and savory aromatics on the nose. Blackberries, currants, freshly turned soil and black licorice attack your nostrils from the glass. Rich, broad and full bodied with balanced acidity & tannins. 

Specifications
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal(s)
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Vinification
Aged in 100% French oak (86% new) from the following cooperage: Darnajou, Taransaud, and Remond. Unfined and unfiltered.
Production
144 cases (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2016 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 95 PTS - BD

2016 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 95 PTS - BD

beverage dynamics logo"A lovingly crafted wine from a relative newcomer to the Napa Valley scene. The intense dark color in the glass is followed by an equally intense nose of dark fruit, plus hints of dark spice. On the palate, the flavors are also intense, with a luxurious texture. The finish is well balanced, with bright notes."

- Beverage Dynamics (August 2019), 95 pts

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2016 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 94 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

2016 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 94 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Entirely varietal, this is a boldly flavored, structured and complex mountain-grown wine, tense and brimming in tannin. The juicy core of cherry, cassis and currant complements the darker, more brooding elements of tobacco, clove and herb. This should do well over time; enjoy best from 2026–2031. Virginie BOONE"

- Wine Enthusiast (September 1st 2019), 94 pts & Cellar Selection

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2014 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Cresta Velia Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mt - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet aged 20 months in 86% new French oak, with the typical suspects in terms of cooperage – Darnajou, Taransaud, and Remond. This opaque purple-colored wine has plenty of mulberry and blackcurrant fruit along with hints of blackberries, camphor and incense. The are some notes of unsmoked cigar and licorice as well. Ripe, medium to full-bodied and luscious, it is a classic to drink over the next 15 or more years. - RP"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #228, December 2016), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Cresta Velia

Winemaker and founder John Giannini named Cresta Velia for his mother and grandmother - combining his mother’s maiden name (Cresta) with his grandmother’s first name (Velia). Cresta Velia’s inaugural vintage ...
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