Wines

“Much like my sisters and I, our Howell Mountain wines are exuberant and bold, each capable of standing on their own while exuding finesse and complexity.”
– Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker

2013 Dark Matter Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich, luscious vintage has been dubbed one of Napa Valley’s best vintages in decades. A perfect growing season provided us with a mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that exudes layers of depth and complexity.

The aromas and palate of this wine are boldly painted with baked blackberry, raspberry and black cherry. The perfectly ripe berries are complimented with subtle hints of tobacco leaf and black tea leaf, attributes distinctly provided by the Rocky Ridge property. As the layers continue to open up, you will grasp notes of white and black pepper, dark chocolate, and various dimensions of floral undertones. The tannins on our 2013 are firm, yet delicate, with a balance of bright acidity specific to that of the vineyard and cabernet clones.

We suggest this wine is enjoyed with friends and family.

120 Cases Produced

2012 Dark Matter Zinfandel

Since our first vintage in 2005, this Zinfandel continues to embody the finesse and boldness we fell in love with from Howell Mountain. The 2012 vintage was dubbed a textbook growing season and a vintage our family dreams of each year. Our meticulous winemaking regime combined with the first of many drought years provided us with intensity on both the nose and palate. The initial impression of white and black pepper are accompanied with red and black fruit notes of ripe raspberry and blackberry. Barrel aged for four years in new french oak contributes hints of cigar box, tobacco leaf, and green tea leaf.  Powerful, yet silky, these characteristics round out the wine with a dramatic and lengthy finish.

We recommend decanting this big Zinfandel for 30 minutes before enjoying.

120 Cases Produced