Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Dark ruby color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Gorgeous nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, beef jerky, light vinaigrette, chocolates, coke, mocha, eucalyptus, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full-bodied, smooth, bold and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and extremely fruity with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 11 year old Napa Cabernet is peaking now. So yummy and delicious. Showing great complexity and a wonderful mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but way better after 2 hours of airtime. Needs 90 minutes to show the tannins.

This is a one that you can have all by itself, and talk about with friends. I loved the nose, and kept smelling on it for a long time.

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 26 months (95% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$100 (current vintage).
— 14 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Wow! High praise.

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Merlot 2014

John W
9.0

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, earth, leather. On, the palate, cherry, leather, vanilla. Medium finish of same. — 5 days ago

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2016 (out of half bottle 375ml) love this appellation great intensity black fruits , currants , almost seems saigneed oak background wow the alcohol is not shy 15.3 abv too over the top for me but can see it’s appeal — 11 days ago

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Dark Matter Wines

Dark Matter Zinfandel 2016

Mike R
9.3

Happy thanksgiving to all the great people on delectable- love you my fellow vino lovers — 4 days ago

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@Mike R Back at you brother 👍
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Right back at ya, Mikey!

Arkenstone

Obsidian Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Aged to perfection. An absolute beauty. — 19 days ago

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Davies Vineyards

Red Cap Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Adventist family who have actually never drank a glass of wine………in their life ……. — 4 days ago

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Luna Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nose of buttered popcorn, leather, licorice. Super smooth finish with mellow tannins, but presents classic Cab flavors of spicebox, cigar and leather, over a solid backbone of dark fruits. Quite delicious, we paired it with homemade pizza and it went down wayyy too easy! — 11 days ago

Turley

Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2011

The 11 vintage is fantastic now! Lots of powdery concrete, white pepper, blue fruit and cinnamon. — 5 days ago

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cathy Corison
9.1

Kiss of Brett. Nice development — 21 days ago

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