So Excited! I’m Howelling!

By now, you’ve got to know that I am a HUGE fan of the San Francisco 49ers…

So when my buddy Dave TheVegetarian invited us over on Sunday to watch the Niners play in NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons, I was all like, “Heck yeah, Foo!”

I had another sample from Cornerstone Cellars, so I decided to bring it over for some good football mojo…


Cornerstone Cellars 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain is one of the more prestigious regions of the Napa Valley when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon.  This effort from Cornerstone has 5% Merlot blended in.

Color: Super dark ruby-red to purple.

Nose: Brambly blackberry and plum fruit with herbs of mint and tobacco and a crack of black pepper.

Taste: Big tobacco and leather notes up front.  Very spicy, but rounded out with good fruits of cranberry and orange zest.  There’s a really good integration of oak, mint, and herbs.  In spite of its big time structure, this wine is mad silky and smooth.

Score: If you’re looking to splurge on a Napa Cab, this is the wine for you.  Big enough to be the star of the night, and stand on its own, this Howell Mountain Cabernet has the balance and acidity to pair with a variety of foods.  I’d love to try this next to a Flank Steak with Chimichurri.  This bad boy deserves all of the 93 points I am giving it.

Speaking of food…


We ate a lot…


A lot of food!

And speaking of scores…

The Forty-Niners won the game, and are going to the Super Bowl!

I wonder what I should bring to the next game?

Stay Rad,



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4 Responses to “So Excited! I’m Howelling!”

  1. Dave TheVegetarian Says:

    That wine was (WITHOUT A DOUBT) the best I’ve had in quite some time. It may have even sparked a summer Napa trip.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Martin D. Redmond Says:

    Did realize you are such a huge Niner fan! Me too! Love wines made from Howell Mtn fruit! Cheers Bruh!

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