The highly anticipated debut of Luna’s newest vintage of Howell Mountain wines is finally here. We’re introducing our 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and the inaugural vintage of our Howell Mountain Merlot.
Recognized as one of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed wine growing regions, Howell Mountain is famous for producing age-worthy red wines with deep color and extraordinary intensity and structure. Soaring over 2,000 feet in elevation, Luna’s Howell Mountain vineyards enjoy the best views of Napa Valley. The extreme heights of these vineyards provides an environment where grapes ripen slowly yet are drenched in long hours of sunlight each day. Sitting above the fog line, a morning walk through the sloping Howell Mountain vineyards is like walking on clouds. While only 30 miles away from Luna’s Estate on the Silverado Trail, these mountainside vineyards feel like world’s away…tranquil, breathtaking, and invigorating for the soul.
Visit the Luna Estate this Sunday, December 3 for our Wine Country Benefit where we will be releasing these highly acclaimed wines to the public for the first time. Can’t make it to Napa but want a bottle of your own? You can secure your allotment of our new limited release series by visiting our online wine shop.
2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Rugged & Majestic
Planted in 1990, Luna’s Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is certified farmed organic and is dry farmed specifically for low yields to produce incredible tannins. To encourage further complexity, we bottle aged this mountain-grown wine one year longer than our other wines prior to release.
Recently recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for its age-worthiness and cellaring potential, the 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect addition to any wine collection. Approachable now, and will continue to soften for years to come.
2014 Howell Mountain Merlot
Elevated & Intentional
This is a powerful testament to what is possible for one of the great, but often underrated, grapes of the wine world. You will be floored with the intensity and boldness of this 100% varietal wine. While Merlot is often an afterthought in Napa Valley, this bottle is certainly intentional.
“Lots of seductive sanguine and hot stone notes show in this finely textured style. Offers plenty of tannins, with flavors of dried cherry and berry. Smoky accents linger on the rich, cedary finish. Best from 2018 through 2021.” – Wine Spectator