Howell Mountain

Rugged intensity…


Rising nearly 2,000 feet above sea level on Napa Valley’s northeastern edge, the Howell Mountain Appellation experiences more dramatic temperatures than the Valley floor—with warmer summer temperatures and colder winters leading to a late bud break and a late harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown at this altitude typically develop thicker skins resulting in robust tannins.



Las Posadas Vineyard: This spectacular mountain site features 9 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 in dense 3’ x 5’ spacing. The dry, volcanic tufa soils drain rapidly, forcing vine roots to plunge deep into the mountainside in search of water. The struggling vines produce sparse clusters and small berries with intense flavor and color.

Characteristics of Howell Mountain wines

This rugged mountain appellation produces wines that are characteristically dense and full-bodied with pronounced black fruit flavors. In the glass, Howell Mountain Cabernets introduce a savory herbal note matched with brambly dark berry flavors and aromas, complexity and pronounced tannins.