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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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  • Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006 Front Label
    Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • W.H. Smith Piedra Hill Purple Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  Front Label
    W.H. Smith Piedra Hill Purple Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Red 2006 Front Label
      Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Red 2006
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      • Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
        Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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        • Duckhorn Howell Mountain Merlot 2006  Front Label
          Duckhorn Howell Mountain Merlot 2006
          Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Bond Quella 2006 Front Label
            Bond Quella 2006
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
            Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
              Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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              • Arkenstone Obsidian 2006 Front Label
                Arkenstone Obsidian 2006
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
                Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Black Sears Estate Zinfandel 2006 Front Label
                Black Sears Estate Zinfandel 2006
                Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Roberts + Rogers Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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                  • Howell Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel 2006
                    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                    • Armanino The Pointer Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
                      Armanino The Pointer Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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                      • Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2006 Front Label
                        Bravante Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2006
                        Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                        • Howell at the Moon Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  Front Label
                          Howell at the Moon Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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                          • Cimarossa Vineyards Riva di Ponente Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
                            Cimarossa Vineyards Riva di Ponente Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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                            • Bravante Vineyards Trio Claret 2006 Front Label
                              Bravante Vineyards Trio Claret 2006
                              Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                              • Summit Lake Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2006 Front Label
                                Summit Lake Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2006
                                Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                                • St. Clement Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
                                  St. Clement Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
                                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                                • Atlas Peak Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
                                  Atlas Peak Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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                                  • Beringer Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2006  Front Label
                                    Beringer Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2006
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                                    • Hundred Acre Fortification 2006  Front Label
                                      Hundred Acre Fortification 2006
                                      Port from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                                    • Paraduxx Canvasback 2006  Front Label
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                                      Rhone Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                                      • Ladera Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Front Label
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