If it's possible to create something both sultry and pure, Sean Capiaux has done it and put it in a bottle. His 2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet is sultry with its spin of attractive rich ruby and dark garnet colors, and expressively pure with a satisfying palate of black currant, chocolate and cherry. The wine is elegant and powerful with texture and length. It’s an absolutely delicious glass now, but you just know it will be better as it matures.
Sean Capiaux has earned a well deserved reputation with notable work at prominent wineries around the world. A few of his credits include the California wineries Jordan, Pine Ridge, Peter Michael and Houghton's in Australia. Sean launched his own label, Capiaux Cellars in 1994, and his Pinot Noirs have always been, in my mind, measured as art in winemaking.