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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.

2004 Ladera Vineyards Syrah

2018 Precision Wine Co. Resolution Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Robert Craig Black Sears Zinfandel

1994 Elyse Howell Mountain Zinfandel

Very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

2006 Outpost Howell Mountain Grenache

2007 Kendall-Jackson Highland Estates Napa Mountain Merlot

2016 Yao Family Wines Yao Ming Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  93   

2012 Black Sears Winery Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2000 Beringer Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

2008 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   

2014 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

2015 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

WA  93+    
WS  91   
2 available
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2011 Cliff Lede Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Cliff Lede Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  94   
RP  91   
ST  90   
2 available
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2006 Fleury Estate Winery Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

10 available
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2019 BACA Black Sears Vineyard I Spy Zinfandel

2016 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

JS  97   
JD  95   
WS  93   
WA  92   
VN  91   
WE  91   
2 available
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2012 Beringer Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  91+    
RP  90   

2011 Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  90   
4 available
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2006 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WS  90   

2005 Sbragia Family Vineyards Rancho Del Oso Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  90-92   
2 available
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1993 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot

RP  93