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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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  • Dunn Petite Sirah (chipped wax capsule) 1993  Front Label
    Dunn Petite Sirah (chipped wax capsule) 1993
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
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    • Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006 Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
      Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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      • Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2005  Front Label
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      • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
        Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Bond Quella 2008 Front Label
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      • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
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      • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
        Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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      • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007  Front Label
        Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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      • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 Front Label
        Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
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      • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
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        • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
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        • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
          Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1996  Front Label
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        • Outpost Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2003 Front Label
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          • Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
            Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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          • Dunn Petite Sirah (chipped wax capsule) 1992  Front Label
            Dunn Petite Sirah (chipped wax capsule) 1992
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          • Bond Quella 2006 Front Label
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          • Bond Quella 2010 Front Label
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          • La Jota 14th Anniversary Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 Front Label
            La Jota 14th Anniversary Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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