List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Howell Mountain Wine Napa Valley, California

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

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
9 Items
9 Items
  • La Jota Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 1997 Front Bottle Shot
    La Jota Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 1997
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $109.99
    Try the
    135
    109 99
    Save $25.01 (19%)
  • Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $87.99
      Try the
      87 99
      87 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • 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
      • RP92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $69.99
      Try the
      69 99
      69 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 1997 Front Label
      La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc 1997
      Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $86.99
        Try the
        86 99
        86 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
        Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
        • RP93
        • WS91
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $169.00
        Try the
        169
        169
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Behrens & Hitchcock Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
        Behrens & Hitchcock Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $129.00
          Try the
          129
          129
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Beringer Howell Mtn. Bancroft Ranch Merlot (loose capsules) 1997 Front Label
          Beringer Howell Mtn. Bancroft Ranch Merlot (loose capsules) 1997
          Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
          • WS93
          • RP92
          • WE91
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $64.99
          Try the
          75
          64 99
          Save $10.01 (13%)
        • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
          • RP95
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $199.97
          Try the
          199 97
          199 97
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Chateau Woltner Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $19.99
            Try the
            19 99
            19 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now
          Cheers to You!

          New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

          New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

          There was an error redeeming your code.

          *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 1/31/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...