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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.

2015 Nickel and Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Nickel and Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018 Nickel and Nickel Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Abreu Las Posadas

JS  99   
RP  98-100   
JD  98   
VN  97   
WS  96   
2 available
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2001 Lokoya Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  99   
ST  92+    
2 available
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2019 Turley Dragon Vineyard Zinfandel

WA  95   
VN  94   

2016 Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch

WA  100   
JD  99+    
WE  94   
VN  92+    
2 available
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2018 Cade 13th Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  98   
JD  98   

2018 Cade 13th Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Screwcap)

VN  98   
JD  98   

2010 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  94   
VN  91   
RP  90+    
ST  90   

2010 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  94   
VN  91   
RP  90+    
ST  90   

2015 Pine Ridge Alta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Pine Ridge Alta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

4 available
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2013 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  93   
VN  92   

2011 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  95   
2 available
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2012 Outpost Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96   
VN  93   
ST  92-94   

2012 Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel

RP  94   
VN  91   

2013 Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel

RP  90   
ST  90   

2018 Martin Ray Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  93   
JS  92   

2009 Clark-Claudon Eternity Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

2014 Paraduxx (Duckhorn) Howell Mountain Red

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2015 Paraduxx (Duckhorn) Howell Mountain Red

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2012 Adamvs Quintvs Cabernet Sauvignon

JD  95   
RP  94+    
8 available
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2012 Adamvs Quintvs Cabernet Sauvignon

JD  95   
RP  94+    
6 available
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2016 Lamborn Family Vineyards 2200'