Howell Mountain Vineyard
The Howell Mountain AVA is one of the six mountain AVAs that surround the Napa Valley. The appellation sits well above the valley floor in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. Elevation along with its position up valley keeps the appellation above the fog line resulting in warmer nights, cooler days and a long steady growing season. The block from which the Howell Mountain Select is sourced is sloped with a South, Southwest exposure and is made up primarily of the volcanic ash or “tufa” that is characteristic of the Howell Mountain AVA. These growing conditions and soil profile produce small bunches and berries that yield wines that are concentrated with firm yet soft tannins. The Howell Mountain Select Cabernet is our only wine made from 100% clone 6.