Kind Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain 2014 | Gorgeous, Unctuous, Prodigious
Kind Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain 2014 projects glass-staining, inky dark color with a deep purple rim. Ripe Blackberry, mulberry, mocha, toasted oak, baking spice aromas with a hint of graphite. While structured and tightly textured on the palate, with powdery soft tannins and long evolving finish. Muscular and intense. Another brilliant effort from Winemaker David Yorgensen. Only a few cases are available – act quickly.
96RP | The Kind Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain 2014 is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot. This wine seems slightly more primary than the Diamond Mountain. But has gorgeously pure mulberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of graphite and spice. Most of all, it is full-bodied, unctuously textured, with the telltale purity that runs through all of these offerings from Kind. Again, the huge mid-palate and great texture and long, long finish of close to a minute make for a prodigious effort.
Kind Cellars – who are these people? Think Seavey, O’Brien, & Grace Family!!
Four years ago, Robert Parker wrote: “I do not know who these people are, but they knocked it out of the park with both their reds and whites.” He was talking about Kind Cellars, one of the greatest under-the-radar finds for blockbuster Napa Valley wines, period. Today, one of David Yorgensen’s mailing-list only gems (and French Laundry favorite) is up for grabs: The 2014 Kind Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain.
Drawn off the famed Henry Brothers Ranch perched at 1,900 feet, Parker called it, “full-bodied, unctuously textured,” and a “prodigious effort,” in his glowing 96-point review. We’ve pried 13 cases away for our clients. So, first, hit “buy,” and then read our resurrected story about Kind Cellars. Lovers of rare mountain Napa Cab should not miss out on this!
Winemaker David Yorgensen
For Winemaker David Yorgensen, the art and science of winemaking are intensely personal. While never formally trained in winemaking he has dedicated his life to a passionate perseverance of fine-tuning his craft. He grew up in New England, earned a degree in Fisheries & Wildlife and then ultimately became interested in wine. Finally deciding upon a career change, he moved to the Napa Valley in 2004 to become a winemaker.
So David believes winemaking is about the details. David began his winemaking career at Seavey Vineyard, with consulting winemaker Philippe Melka. While David has also assisted in the cellars of O’Brien Estate and Grace Family Vineyard in St. Helena. David also makes his own wine as Kind Cellars using sourced fruit. Finally, he was recently awarded a 99 point score from Robert Parker Jr.