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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.

2013 Bond Horizontal

5-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case

2014 Bond Horizontal

5-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case

2015 Bond Horizontal

5-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case

2011 Bond Quella

JS  96   
RP  93   
VN  93   

2012 Bond Quella

RP  98   
JS  97   
VN  94   

2007 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94   
ST  92   

1991 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

Very top shoulder fill

RP  93   
WS  90   

1992 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  92   

2002 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

Light label condition issue

ST  92+    
RP  90   

2005 Beringer Rancho del Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  97   
WS  94   
2 available
Bid *

2014 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly elevated cork

RP  99   

2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Hall Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  91   

1995 Turley Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; 3 cm ullage; light label condition issue

WS  95   
RP  94   

1996 Turley Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel

Light capsule condition issue

RP  94   
WS  91   

1997 Turley Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel

Signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

RP  96-98   
ST  94-95   

2016 Turley Cedarman Zinfandel

WA  91   
VN  90-93   
2 available
Bid

2019 Turley Cedarman Zinfandel

WA  95   
WS  94   
VN  93   
2 available
Bid

2019 Turley Dragon Vineyard Zinfandel

WA  95   
VN  94   
2 available
Bid *

2006 Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah

Light label condition issue

RP  90-92   

2013 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

RP  94   
VN  93   
WA  92   

2017 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

JD  96   
VN  92   

2017 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

JD  96   
VN  92