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2015 Raymond District Collection Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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Latest Sale Price

February 25, 2024 - $62

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

This has burnt oranges, spearmint, thyme, mint, cloves, spices and cedar. Linear but so racy with tight, structured tannins, tons of tension, lovely blue fruit and a velvety finish. So delicious and elegant.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Blueberries, mint, sappy herbs and darker, earthier nuances all emerge from this full-bodied, pure, textured, incredibly elegant 2015.

91The Wine Advocate

...nose of baked black currants and black berries with tar, earth, dried herbs and espresso...medium to full-bodied and a little hard in the mouth with low acid but lovely fruit and a lovely perfumed finish.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.