Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Proprietor Grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

rich with high structure. More tannins than expected, and delighted at that. long finish, juicy while showing restraint. Elegant. — 3 days ago

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True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is really good! Black cherry, cocoa, and pipe tobacco notes with a big, luxurious mouthfeel. — a day ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach I didn’t realize that, but I wouldn’t disagree. It’s really good!

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 1993

Feet, barnyard, socks, wet hay, pepper and strong blackberry, meaty backbone. Blown away. Thanks @Eric S!! — 18 days ago

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Such a fun bottle!
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Awesome, didn't know Dunn had a PS!


Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel 2014

BBQ ribs, collard greens, coleslaw, and wasabi mashed potatoes. And Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Zin. A perfect Memorial Day dinner. — 9 days ago

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Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

You can taste the dominant violets in this Cab. Loads of cherry and some mild blueberries, but the purples dominate. Lovely Howell Mtn Cab and another classic from Ladera. — 9 days ago

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Dana Estates

Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Delectable Wine

Full ruby to the rim. Superripe, deep scents of cherry, mocha and gravel. As fine-grained and suave as the last two but enters the mouth with more obvious definition and mineral firmness, giving the middle palate more energy and thrust. Finishes with unmistakably powerful yet suave Howell Mountain tannins and outstanding slowly building length. Unlike the other two 2010s from Dana Estates, this very large-scaled wine really still needs a couple more years of patience. Good minerality and structure here, but still plenty of alcohol at 15.7%. Finishes with outstanding length and excellent lift. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)
— 7 days ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Howell Mountain.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Great nose of blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, vinaigrette, earth and black pepper.

Full bodied in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blueberries, black plums, vanilla, cedar, licorice, light cola, black tea and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is a wonderful Merlot based Bordeaux Blend from Napa Valley.
Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel and great complexity.

This 8 year old from the great 2012 vintage is drinking very nicely now. Tasty, smooth and easy drinking.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes). Just delicious. I loved smelling on it for a long while.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

I had it a couple of years ago, and it wasn't quite there. Blossoming now. Delicious and yummy.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and fresh berries.

A blend of 64% Merlot and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are grown at an elevation of 2,100 feet. Aged in (50% new) French oak barrels for 24 months. Less than 600 cases produced.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— a month ago

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I bet that was a great bottle! Hillside blend is delicious!

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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Daughter and son-in-law distancing in the house. Great times and great wine. Easy outstanding rating on every level. — 9 days ago

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Great wine to enjoy with those who you love.
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@Ron R a blessing and maddening altogether! Cheers to good times and better days ahead!
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Agreed @Kirk F @Eric Bass @Mike R, our lives are what we make of them. Let the good times roll!


Immigrant True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

@Ron R I knew that would get your attention. Lol. How’s NY? Are you working from home? — 12 days ago

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Hi, @Peggy Hadley. Yes, I saw this juice straight away. I also have some in my cellar. As a consultant/contractor, 95% of my work is remote, anyway. NJ/NY is still a little like death warmed up... but the states are beginning to demonstrate a pulse again. Personally, I’m keeping my head down. I agree with the scientists. Take care of yourself!


Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Color is a deep ruby, not seeing signs of aging in the color. Sediment is visible. Aromas are medium+, red currant, black berry, black cherry, black cherry jam, dark chocolate, vanilla, cloves, allspice earthiness, hints of tobacco, prune, and dried violets. Palate is balanced. Tannins are medium+ to high, fine, and matured. Acidity is high. Flavor intensity is medium+ and characteristics of concentrated black cherry, black cherry jam, currants, dark raspberries, vanilla, cloves, mulled spices, prunes, cocoa, Long finish that stays on the palate. Surprised at fruit intensity here vs tertiary development given the age. Overall excellent, could still go another 5+ years. Will pair nicely with a full bodied red meat meal. — a month ago

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Nice note Jidhin. 👌🏼