Started in 1988 by two prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owners, Howell Mountain Vineyards and its wines have been an integral part of the emergence and development of this AVA in the wine industry. Today, led by Mike Beatty, grower of the famed Beatty Ranch, Howell Mountain Vineyards continues its focus on quality in the vineyards while embracing bioharmonic principles.

  

Highlighted Reviews

 

2010 Howell Mountain Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

Inky ruby. Heady aromas of smoky dark berries, licorice and candied flowers, with subtle vanilla and cracked pepper notes in the background. Stains the palate with intense blackcurrant and cherry liqueur flavors that pick up smokiness and a floral aspect with air. Quite suave, with smooth tannins shaping a long, fruit-dominated finish. While I have no doubt that this wine will reward another decade of cellaring it's pretty enjoyable right now. 

91 Points!

- Stephen Tanzer, May 2015

       

2010 Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 

Saturated ruby. Intense, smoke-tinged aromas of dried cherry, cassis, violet  cured tobacco, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Shows very good energy and focus on the palate, offering bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that expand and sweeten with air. The smoky note comes back on the finish, which is firmed by youthfully chewy tannins and sharpened by a bright mineral quality.  

91 Points!

- Stephen Tanzer, May 2015