The 2018 vintage provided all the elements for the crafting of a classic Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The TÉRES, a blend from nearly the full Estate, is deep garnet in color with heaps of lush, dark fruit and just a touch of fresh vanilla bean on the nose. Plush, weighty, and dense on the palate-firm mountain tannins give way to juicy wild blackberry, black currant, and the savory notes that are so emblematic of the ADAMVS Estate. Drink now or cellar for five to seven years.
The first vintage with only estate fruit, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon TERES comes from mostly younger vines and it's a solid effort, with some smoky darker fruits, graphite, and mineral notions in a medium to full-bodied style. I would drink bottles over the coming decade.