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
66 Items
66 Items
  • Retro Cellars Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2011 Front Label
    Retro Cellars Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2011
    Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
    • JS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    45
    37 99
    Save $7.01 (16%)
  • D-Cubed Cellars Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2011 Front Label
    D-Cubed Cellars Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2011
    Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $33.98
      Try the
      37
      33 98
      Save $3.02 (8%)
    • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
      La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
      • W&S92
      • JS91
      • RP90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $76.99
      Try the 2016 Vintage 159 99
      76 99
      76 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
      Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $79.99
        Try the
        85
        79 99
        Save $5.01 (6%)
      • Uproot Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
        Uproot Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $78.99
          Try the
          78 99
          78 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Robert Foley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
          Robert Foley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $199.99
            Try the 2015 Vintage 84 99
            199 99
            199 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Spence Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
            Spence Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $79.99
              Try the
              79 99
              79 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard  Merlot 2011 Front Label
              Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard Merlot 2011
              Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $189.99
                Try the
                189 99
                189 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                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%)
                • Quill Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011  Front Label
                  Quill Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $89.99
                    Try the
                    89 99
                    89 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Clif Family Winery Cold Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011  Front Label
                    Clif Family Winery Cold Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $155.97
                      Try the
                      155 97
                      155 97
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • Ladera Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Front Label
                      Ladera Sauvignon Blanc 2011
                      Sauvignon Blanc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $25.99
                        Try the
                        25 99
                        25 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Forefront by Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                        Forefront by Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $67.99
                          Try the
                          67 99
                          67 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Pina Napa Valley Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                          Pina Napa Valley Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $91.99
                            Try the
                            91 99
                            91 99
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Arkenstone Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Front Label
                            Arkenstone Sauvignon Blanc 2011
                            Sauvignon Blanc from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $70.99
                              Try the
                              70 99
                              70 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2011 Front Label
                              Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2011
                              Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                              • RP97
                              • WS93
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $95.00
                              Try the
                              95
                              95
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Pestoni Howell Mountain Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                              Pestoni Howell Mountain Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                              Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $79.99
                                Try the
                                79 99
                                79 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Ledson Winery & Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                Ledson Winery & Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $99.97
                                  Try the
                                  99 97
                                  99 97
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                  Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $67.99
                                    Try the
                                    67 99
                                    67 99
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Howell at the Moon Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                    Howell at the Moon Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $79.99
                                      Try the
                                      79 99
                                      79 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    • Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2011 Front Label
                                      Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2011
                                      Grenache from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                        0.0 0 Ratings
                                        Currently Unavailable $46.00
                                        Try the
                                        46
                                        46
                                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                                      • Playwright Wines The Script Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                        Playwright Wines The Script Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                          0.0 0 Ratings
                                          Currently Unavailable $65.99
                                          Try the
                                          65 99
                                          65 99
                                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                                        • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2011 Front Label
                                          Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2011
                                          Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                          • RP92
                                          0.0 0 Ratings
                                          Currently Unavailable $55.00
                                          Try the
                                          55
                                          55
                                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                                        • W.H. Smith Piedra Hill Vineyard Bronze Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                          W.H. Smith Piedra Hill Vineyard Bronze Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                            0.0 0 Ratings
                                            Currently Unavailable $49.99
                                            Try the
                                            49 99
                                            49 99
                                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                                          • Ladera Stile Blocks Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
                                            Ladera Stile Blocks Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
                                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
                                              0.0 0 Ratings
                                              Currently Unavailable $46.99
                                              Try the
                                              46 99
                                              46 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 3/31/2021. 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...