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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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  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Stout Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Duckhorn Stout Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001  Front Label
    Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle - Wrinkled Label) 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Pringle Family Zinfandel 2001 Front Label
    Turley Pringle Family Zinfandel 2001
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Beringer Rancho Del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Beringer Rancho Del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Beringer Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Beringer Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
    Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Petite Syrah (torn label) 2001 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Petite Syrah (torn label) 2001
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Sbragia Rancho del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon 2001  Front Label
      Sbragia Rancho del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Elyse Zinfandel 2001  Front Label
        Elyse Zinfandel 2001
        Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001  Front Label
          Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Bravante Vineyards Merlot 2001 Front Label
            Bravante Vineyards Merlot 2001
            Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Summit Lake Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2001 Front Label
              Summit Lake Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2001
              Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Front Label
                Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Black Sears Estate Zinfandel 2001 Front Label
                  Black Sears Estate Zinfandel 2001
                  Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                  • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2001 Front Label
                    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 2001
                    Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                    • Beringer Howell Mountain Third Century Cabernet Franc 2001 Front Label
                      Beringer Howell Mountain Third Century Cabernet Franc 2001
                      Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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