A glass of Howell Mountain Vineyards wine is a true expression of this unique terroir. At first site the wine exhibits plush dark features with a hint of violet, which is often found in the high-elevation mountain fruit. In the nose, mountain wine characteristics come through most notably as hints of cherry cola with good definition and structure on the palate,  supported by the firm mountain tannins and the underlying dark fruit. This unique mountain wine, coming from smaller berries and thick skins, naturally lends itself to having firm, natural tannins, allowing the wine to age longer. Although the fruit is from Napa, this is not a Napa Valley wine, but is uniquely and distinctively Howell Mountain Wine.