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Howell Mountain Wine Napa Valley, California

Learn about Howell Mountain wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more...

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Today Cabernet Sauvignon is the star of this part of Napa’s rugged, eastern hills, but Zinfandel was responsible for giving the Howell Mountain growing area its original fame in the late 1800s.

Winemaking in Howell Mountain was abandoned during Prohibition, and wasn’t reawakened until the arrival of Randy Dunn, a talented winemaker famous for the success of Caymus in the 1970s and 1980s. In the early eighties, he set his sights on the Napa hills and subsequently astonished the wine world with a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Shortly thereafter Howell Mountain became officially recognized as the first sub-region of Napa Valley (1983).

With vineyards at 1,400 to 2,000 feet in elevation, they predominantly sit above the fog line but the days in Howell Mountain remain cooler than those in the heart of the valley, giving the grapes a bit more time on the vine.

The Howell Mountain AVA includes 1,000 acres of vineyards interspersed by forestlands in the Vaca Mountains. The soils, shallow and infertile with good drainage, are volcanic ash and red clay and produce highly concentrated berries with thick skins. The resulting wines are full of structure and potential to age.

Today Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah thrive in this sub-appellation, as well as its founding variety, Zinfandel.

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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2012 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2012
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Precious Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Precious Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2012 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2012
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2012 Front Label
    Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2012
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2012 Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2012
    Grenache from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • RP96
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  • Bond Quella (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012  Front Label
    Bond Quella (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS97
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  • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS92
    • RP92
    • JS92
    4.9 6 Ratings
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  • Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WW92
    • WS91
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  • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS92
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  • Abreu Vineyards Las Posadas Howell Mountain 2012 Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Las Posadas Howell Mountain 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS97
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  • Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
    • WS91
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  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • RP96
    • WS93
    4.5 19 Ratings
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  • CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • RP94
    • WS93
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  • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
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  • TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
    TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WS92
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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard Merlot 2012 Front Label
    Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard Merlot 2012
    Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2012 Front Label
      Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2012
      Other Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Arkenstone Obsidian 2012 Front Label
      Arkenstone Obsidian 2012
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Fleury Estate Winery BDX Reserve Blend 2012  Front Label
      Fleury Estate Winery BDX Reserve Blend 2012
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Robert Foley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
        Robert Foley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
        CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
        • RP94
        • WS93
        4.7 12 Ratings
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        Currently Unavailable $119.00
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