About Howell Mountain Vineyards:
Howell Mountain Vineyards is owned by Mike Beatty of Beatty Ranch, and Joyce Black Sears & Jerre Sears of Black Sears Vineyard. It was established in 1988 to hand craft limited releases of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from their two vineyards. The vineyards are located in the Howell Mountain appellation of Napa Valley, California.
Howell Mountain Vineyards produces Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, with various designations of the Zinfandel released on two occasions a year. March 1 is the release date of our Old Vine Zinfandel and October 1 is the release date of our Beatty Ranch Zinfandel and Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel, as well as our Cabernet Sauvignon.
Zinfandel - There are three bottled-designated Zinfandels from Howell Mountain Vineyards: "Old Vine," "Beatty Ranch" and "Black Sears Vineyard." The "Old Vine" is typically a blend of 25- to 80-year-old vines from Beatty Ranch Zinfandel and Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel. All are classically structured Zinfandels with softer tannins than most mountain vineyards, and reveal intense, dark fruit, fresh truffle and cocoa flavors. Drinkable upon release, they will age for 5+ years.