Turley

Cedarman Howell Mountain Zinfandel

9.2290 ratings
9.233 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

Sep 1st, 2018
Shay A
9.2

A few of us stopped by the wine storage facility today to “celebrate” the 4th in style...wine style. American zins and American Sparklers. Happy 4th 🇺🇸

Maybe the name sways me, but I always get notes of cedar in this wine. As in, cedar bark. Also pencil shavings. Cinnamon on the nose with almost a cooling/mint note on the finish. Would like to drink this alongside the Lamborn Zin and compare some Howell Mtn Zins!

A few of us stopped by the wine storage facility today to “celebrate” the 4th in style...wine style. American zins and American Sparklers. Happy 4th 🇺🇸

Maybe the name sways me, but I always get notes of cedar in this wine. As in, cedar bark. Also pencil shavings. Cinnamon on the nose with almost a cooling/mint note on the finish. Would like to drink this alongside the Lamborn Zin and compare some Howell Mtn Zins!

Jul 5th, 2018
WineMascot

2011 Howell is so pretty and approachable. Winner with brambly fruit and hint cracked pepper

2011 Howell is so pretty and approachable. Winner with brambly fruit and hint cracked pepper

Jan 22nd, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

Jan 3rd, 2018
Aaron Means

Smelled like prune juice, but tasted like deft precision of mountain Zin winemaking!

Smelled like prune juice, but tasted like deft precision of mountain Zin winemaking!

Dec 29th, 2017
Austin Yursik

Black pepper, plum, leather.

Black pepper, plum, leather.

Aug 11th, 2017
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.7

Fall release wine--for the tannin, fruit, & flavor-lovin' Mountain Man in us all.

Fall release wine--for the tannin, fruit, & flavor-lovin' Mountain Man in us all.

3 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Michael Sinowitz

With a moderate decant, it was aromatic, with rich core of red and blue fruits and some savory notes. Delicious. @ bottega in napa

With a moderate decant, it was aromatic, with rich core of red and blue fruits and some savory notes. Delicious. @ bottega in napa

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2017
Andrew Steffensmeier

Tasty interesting Zinfandel.

Tasty interesting Zinfandel.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Dark purplish red. Dark nose coated in dark cocoa, spices and some sweet spices too. Heavy and dry tannins (7/10) with a medium to medium plus body. A touch jammy yet restrained on the palate. Layers of bramble berries and spices too. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

Dark purplish red. Dark nose coated in dark cocoa, spices and some sweet spices too. Heavy and dry tannins (7/10) with a medium to medium plus body. A touch jammy yet restrained on the palate. Layers of bramble berries and spices too. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2017