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Howell Mountain Wine Napa Valley, California

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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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  • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    4.8 33 Ratings
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  • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2014 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2014
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WW92
    4.7 17 Ratings
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2014
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2014 Front Label
    Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2014
    Other Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    4.6 7 Ratings
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  • Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • WW93
    4.5 7 Ratings
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  • CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
    CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Nickel & Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Nickel & Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
      O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2014 Front Label
      Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
      O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (chipped wax capsules) 2014  Front Label
      Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (chipped wax capsules) 2014
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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