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2004 Ilona Howell Mountain (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Ilona Wine ilonawine.com   details
Appellation: Howell Mountain - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$20.00
 
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tasted (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 1, 2009 , jason mckinley
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: intense; Aromas: spicy, woody, red berry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: well balanced; excellent wine. very well-balanced with a nice, long & smooth finish. really enjoyed this one. jim & sherry liked as well."
rated (2000 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 28, 2006 , from a member
" 2000 Ilona Howell Mountain Estate, $34.99, 13.1% alc.: Ilona is the westernized version of Elaine, Catherine's mother's name. Consisting mostly of Merlot, with lesser amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this pretty dark garnet colored claret shows a more feminine personality than the Burgess reds, and is undeniably charming. There's a more delicate perfume here, though no less lovely, showing red currant, black cherry and the faintest hint of rhubarb. These impressions carry over into the ultra - smooth, medium - to - medium full - bodied flavors with nice intensity, soft tannins, balanced acidity and a somewhat earthy finish. Sleek, streamlined, elegant and delicious to drink now, and over the next five years; 800 cases made. "
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