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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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  • Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend 2017  Front Label
    Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2018
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2018  Front Label
    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2018
    Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2017  Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2017
    Grenache from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2015  Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2015
    Grenache from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007  Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
    Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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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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  • Rudius Savory Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauivignon 2014 Front Label
    Rudius Savory Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauivignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2015 Front Label
    Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2015
    Other Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Clif Family Winery Kit's Killer Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Clif Family Winery Kit's Killer Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2016  Front Label
    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2016
    Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Roberts + Rogers Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
    Roberts + Rogers Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
    Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • ADAMVS Quintvs 2015  Front Label
    ADAMVS Quintvs 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Las Posadas Howell Mountain 2015  Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Las Posadas Howell Mountain 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Arkenstone Estate Red 2016  Front Label
    Arkenstone Estate Red 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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