Duckhorn Howell Mountain Red Wine 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 94787
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE94
  • CG94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • W&S93
  • WE92
  • CG92

Winemaker's Notes

In 1880 the St. Helena Star contended that Howell Mountain "would be to California what Medoc is to France." In 1983, Howell Mountain was approved as a viticulture appellation, confirming what the turn-of-the-century growers already knew about the uniqueness of the region. The elevation creates a weather pattern that is often an inversion of the valley floor. As a result of cooler spring temperatures, bud break is delayed. The summer temperatures are warm at night, and as a result, the fruit demonstrates a great balance between acidity and sugar. Duckhorn Vineyards has utilized grapes from the Howell Mountain appellation since 1978. Beginning in 1989, we produced a meritage blend from fruit grown entirely within the district, and in 1993 we bottled our first Howell Mountain Merlot. We believe that this wine will be the Medoc of our portfolio.

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Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Bordeaux varietals from the Napa Valley for over 30 years. This winemaking tradition has grown to include seven estate vineyards, located throughout the various microclimates of the Napa Valley. Focused on quality and consistency, these estate vineyards are an essential element in making wines of distinction. One of the first...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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