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Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 1998

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Howell Mountain Vineyards:
Howell Mountain Vineyards was acquired in 2005 by Rutherford Bench LLC, which is owned by the Chow Family. The Howell Mountain Vineyards brand was originally established in 1988 to handcraft limited releases of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beatty Ranch and Black Sears vineyards in Napa Valley’s renowned Howell Mountain region. From their elevations of over 1,800 feet, Howell Mounta... Read more
Howell Mountain Vineyards was acquired in 2005 by Rutherford Bench LLC, which is owned by the Chow Family. The Howell Mountain Vineyards brand was originally established in 1988 to handcraft limited releases of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beatty Ranch and Black Sears vineyards in Napa Valley’s renowned Howell Mountain region. From their elevations of over 1,800 feet, Howell Mountain grapes are known to produce exceptionally bold, full-bodied and rich wines. Read less
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External Reviews for Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WA 90pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: Dunn's normal policy is to select the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from his barrels right before bottling. Hence what I tasted was a trial blend of this wine. This year produced extremely small crops characterized by extremely cool growing seasons as well as unusually late harvests. Randy Dunn dropped 40% of his crop in 1998 in order to attain ripeness.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

Bright ruby. Cassis, minerals and mint on the nose. Very tight and a bit musclebound, but the flavors of darkest berries and licorice are vibrant and pristine. Juicy, firmly tannic and quite long, with miraculously little greenness for a mountain cab... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/15/2013

According to the Wine Advocate: Dunn's normal policy is to select the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from his barrels right before bottling. Hence what I tasted was a trial blend of this wine. This year produced extremely small crops characterized by extremely


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/16/2011

The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is one of the better wines from this cold climate region. Many 1998 Howell Mountain Cabernets are herbaceous and overtly vegetal. There is no trace of her... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml



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