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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.

2008 Bond

5-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

2010 Bond Quella

RP  98   
WS  93   
VN  93   
2 available
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2010 Bond Quella

Label condition issue

RP  98   
WS  93   
VN  93   

2007 Bond Quella

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

RP  97   
WS  96   
ST  93   

2011 Bond Quella

2-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

JS  96   
RP  93   
VN  93   

2012 Dunn Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  98+    
2 available
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2013 Dunn Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  98   
JS  98   
6 available
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2013 Dunn Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  98   
JS  98   

2013 Dunn Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

VN  98   
JS  98   

2001 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
ST  92+    

2001 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  99   
ST  92+    

2002 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

RP  96+    
WS  92-94   
ST  91+    

2018 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2001 Duckhorn Vineyards Howell Mountain Merlot

2017 Nickel and Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  91   
2 available
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2012 Del Dotto Family Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

1998 Turley Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel

Light label condition issue

2 available
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1998 Turley Pringle Family Zinfandel

Light label condition issue

RP  90+    
ST  89-91   

1999 Turley Pringle Family Zinfandel

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
ST  92-94   

2011 Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah

WA  95-97   
ST  95   
WS  93   
2 available
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2013 Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah

WS  95   
VN  94-96   
WS  #17 of 2015   

2019 Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel

VN  95   
WA  92   

2019 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  94+    
10 available
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2011 Robert Foley Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; base neck fill

2013 Robert Foley Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WA  93+    
2 available
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