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W.H. Smith Wines

Tasting Notes Fall 2020

TASTINGS BY APPOINTMENT ~ 5 wines ~ $20

2016 T Sauvignon Blanc ~ $24        $16

Local Calistoga fruit with lovely notes of pear, honeydew and lychee fruit on the nose. A soft, fresh mouthfeel with prominent honey and pineapple. Long, lovely finish. ~  Production 112 cases

 

2018 T Pinot Noir Rosé ~ $26       $18

This is a dry style Pinot Noir Rosé, refreshing, bright palate of melon and bubble-gum up front, followed by hints of white peach and nectarine. Soft, warm strawberry jam finish. ~ Production 98 cases

 

2014 T Pinot Noir Rosé ~ $28       $19

Our extended barrel aged Pinot Noir exhibits plum, cola and concentrated fruit aromas. Tastes of dark cherry, vanilla and light hints of spice on the palate. A surprising body for such a light wine with a long, lingering finish. ~ Production 212 cases

 

2014 SONOMA COAST Pinot Noir ~ $32      $22

Bursting with aromas of cherry, cola and warm, summer strawberries. A creamy mouth-feel with great depth. A fruitcake finish that fades as the smoky oak lingers on. Smooth start to finish. ~ Production 468 cases

 

2014 HELLENTHAL Pinot Noir ~ $50      $35

Bright ruby color with fresh cranberry and pomegranate fruits throughout. Hints of earth, sweet oak and white pepper add complexity to the silky finish that has become a trademark of our Hellenthal Pinot Noir. ~ Production 280 cases

 

2014 MARITIME Pinot Noir ~ $58      $40

The 2014 Maritime is sophisticated and rich, bursting with floral aromas. Layered cassis, clove and plum. The mid-palate is laced with vanilla followed by cherry and cola. Big, velvet finish that keeps you wanting more.

 

2014 Howell Mountain Estate MERLOT ~ $60        $42      

Our 2014 Howell Mountain Merlot is bursting with ripe, dark fruits from start to finish. Notes of boysenberry, mulberry and stewed plums. Vanilla and caramel on the mid-palate and finish. This Merlot is Lush! ~      Production 94 cases

 

2014 Howell Mountain ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $65       

Full-bodied and complex. Fruit-driven with evenly integrated tannins followed by a wonderful, smooth mouthfeel. Big, ripe cherry and blackberry up front with hints of clove, spice and smoke. Long finish. ~ Production 328 cases

 

2014 Howell Mountain Estate RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $85    

The nose bursts with blackberry, dates, dried fig and plum jam. Notes of caramel, rose and violet follow. Flavors of pomegranate, dark fruit and nutmeg. The finish is smooth with soft, lingering tannins. ~  Production 294 cases

 

2014 Howell Mountain Estate GENESIS ~ $86     $60

A twist of Petit Verdot (76%) and Malbec (24%) convey their perfect pairing with an exhibition of plum, raspberry and violets up front, followed by vanilla-cream, sweet tobacco and hints of cocoa. Your palate will be caressed by the lush finish.

 

2014 Howell Mountain SOLO ~ $125     $87

2014 vintage is 100% Estate Cabernet Franc. Savory, smoky oak and concentrated fruits dominated by plum and currant. When the smoke fades, hints of volcanic dust and violets emerge. The finish is long with pomegranate and hints of anise. 

 

Hooe to see you soon to share our wines!
 T’Anne Butcher, 2nd Generation Proprietor, tanne.whsw@gmail.com
Katelyn Butcher, 3rd Generation Tasting Room Manager, ktb.whsw@gmail.com

www.whsmithwines.com       Phone 707/942-1194