Howell Mountain is one of Napa Valley's most prestigious hillside AVAs. It covers an area of land on the Vaca mountain range in the northern part of the valley, just above the town of St Helena. Howell Mountain is famous for its robust, complex red wines, the majority of which are made from Napa's favorite, Cabernet Sauvignon.
A long, thin area, the Howell Mountain AVA measures about 10 miles (16km) from northwest to southeast and less than two miles across at its widest point around the town of Angwin. The local vineyards are grouped in several distinct areas, carefully oriented according to the lie of the land, in contrast to the densely planted valley floor below. There is no Howell Mountain peak – the AVA is named for the tiny Howell Mountain township, which sits 1690ft (515m) above sea level.
We are pleased to offer this stupendous, small-production Cabernet from a legendary Napa winemaker. From high upon the rocky slopes of Napa, this elegant and graceful Cab leads with aromas of wild cherry and sage, followed by notes of clove and mocha. It’s beautifully balanced with currant, cherry and white sage, surrounded by a superior structure of the finest French oak. It is spectacular now and will only get better over the next 10+ years