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Howell Mountain Zinfandel

9.320 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
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David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Similar notes to the 14 I previously posted. Fresh & riper, better acidity and fruity finish. Fresher due to the younger vintage, not that I didn’t feel it wasn’t open too long. It was still a little watery & flabby. They should have used a Coravain on the previous tasting(s).

Photos of, their Zinfandel vineyard as viewed from the deck of their tasting room, private dining & tasting room, center of their wall cabinet in their private tasting room and their sloping hillside vines towards the backend of their property.

Similar notes to the 14 I previously posted. Fresh & riper, better acidity and fruity finish. Fresher due to the younger vintage, not that I didn’t feel it wasn’t open too long. It was still a little watery & flabby. They should have used a Coravain on the previous tasting(s).

Photos of, their Zinfandel vineyard as viewed from the deck of their tasting room, private dining & tasting room, center of their wall cabinet in their private tasting room and their sloping hillside vines towards the backend of their property.

Jan 24th, 2019
Shawn R

Drank along side the 16, you are splitting hairs in determine which is better. I’m not a big Zin drinker however, this is another level of Zin!

Drank along side the 16, you are splitting hairs in determine which is better. I’m not a big Zin drinker however, this is another level of Zin!

Jan 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Another 4th Friday for the books! Insane pulls this month to follow up the most epic month (April) that we’ve ever had!

Lots of similarities to Lamborn’s zin here. Very lush. Fruit was very dark and concentrated (blackberries, blueberries). A cool “mint” note that I always get from Howell Mtn zins. Finish is like enjoying an Andes Mint (milk chocolate and mint together).

Another 4th Friday for the books! Insane pulls this month to follow up the most epic month (April) that we’ve ever had!

Lots of similarities to Lamborn’s zin here. Very lush. Fruit was very dark and concentrated (blackberries, blueberries). A cool “mint” note that I always get from Howell Mtn zins. Finish is like enjoying an Andes Mint (milk chocolate and mint together).

May 26th, 2018
Katherine Bordelon

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

9.0

Always a beautiful experience at this rustic winery. Delicious Zin, rich, chewy, hints of tobacco, ripe fruit, balanced, savory with our picnic of cheeses, meats and fruits. A vineyard puppy, Cooper was on hand to add some furry companionship this day.

Always a beautiful experience at this rustic winery. Delicious Zin, rich, chewy, hints of tobacco, ripe fruit, balanced, savory with our picnic of cheeses, meats and fruits. A vineyard puppy, Cooper was on hand to add some furry companionship this day.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Doug Griffin

Yea, digging this. Lush blackberry and blueberry fruit, a touch pruny but not over the top. Cigar tobacco, pepper and some heat to round it out. Delicious

Yea, digging this. Lush blackberry and blueberry fruit, a touch pruny but not over the top. Cigar tobacco, pepper and some heat to round it out. Delicious

Jul 30th, 2020
Laith A

This is in a great spot right now! Not too jammy or peppery! Just right in my opinion! Loved it!

This is in a great spot right now! Not too jammy or peppery! Just right in my opinion! Loved it!

Aug 27th, 2019
Meghan K

Happy Birthday Matt!

Happy Birthday Matt!

Apr 21st, 2019
Jeffrey Horvath

It’s a pretty good zin- nice fruit and some florals. But 16.1% is just too hot to enjoy for me.

It’s a pretty good zin- nice fruit and some florals. But 16.1% is just too hot to enjoy for me.

Jan 24th, 2019
Jake Thornburgh

Beautiful wine. Decanted for 2 hours and served with steak

Beautiful wine. Decanted for 2 hours and served with steak

Sep 7th, 2018
Gregory Dupont

Give some time to open. Still young. Bay leaves to me on the nose, some bbq notes with rhubarb.The palate has a lot of pseudo heat with bright black cherry flavors. The finish is smooth and lasting.

Give some time to open. Still young. Bay leaves to me on the nose, some bbq notes with rhubarb.The palate has a lot of pseudo heat with bright black cherry flavors. The finish is smooth and lasting.

Jan 22nd, 2018