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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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  • Nickel & Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  Front Label
    Nickel & Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Pestoni Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      Pestoni Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2013 Front Label
      Turley Dragon Zinfandel 2013
      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2013 Front Label
      Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2013
      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2013 Front Label
      Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2013
      Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2013 Front Label
      Turley Cedarman Zinfandel 2013
      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013 Front Label
      Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Robert Craig Cellars Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2013 Front Label
      Robert Craig Cellars Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 2013
      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013 Front Label
      Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • ADAMVS Quintvs 2013 Front Label
      ADAMVS Quintvs 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2013 Front Label
      Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard 2013
      Other Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Pina Napa Valley Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      Pina Napa Valley Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
      Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • D-Cubed Cellars Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2013 Front Label
      D-Cubed Cellars Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2013
      Zinfandel from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013 Front Label
        Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter) 2013 Front Label
        Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter) 2013
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Bond Quella 2013 Front Label
        Bond Quella 2013
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
        TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Retro Cellars Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2013  Front Label
        Retro Cellars Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2013
        Petite Sirah from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
          Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2013 Front Label
          La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2013
          Merlot from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2013 Front Label
          Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache 2013
          Grenache from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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