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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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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Few and Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2009 Front Label
    Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2009
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
    Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Bond Quella 2009 Front Label
      Bond Quella 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
      Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
        O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Merlot 2009 Front Label
        O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Merlot 2009
        Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • St. Clement Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
          St. Clement Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
            Outpost True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
            Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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          • Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
            Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Bond Quella (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
              Bond Quella (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
              Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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            • Dark Matter Zinfandel 2009 Front Label
              Dark Matter Zinfandel 2009
              Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Hundred Acre Fortification 2009 Front Label
                Hundred Acre Fortification 2009
                Port from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
                Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Cliff Lede Cinnamon Rhapsody Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
                  Cliff Lede Cinnamon Rhapsody Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Bond Quella (375ML half-bottle) 2009 Front Label
                  Bond Quella (375ML half-bottle) 2009
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2009 Front Label
                  Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2009
                  Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Abreu Vineyards Howell Mountain 2009 Front Label
                  Abreu Vineyards Howell Mountain 2009
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
                  Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                • Johndrow Vineyards Cimarossa Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  Front Label
                  Johndrow Vineyards Cimarossa Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                  • Cimarossa Vineyards Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
                    Cimarossa Vineyards Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                    • Bella Vetta Vineyards Ami's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
                      Bella Vetta Vineyards Ami's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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