The SOMM Journal

August / September 2016

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116 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 { up and coming } High atop Howell Mountain in Napa Valley sits Black Sears Vineyard. At just over 2,400 feet, this is the highest vineyard on Howell Mountain, where it lies nestled among hundreds of acres of wild oak forests. Approximately 24 acres of the 420-acre ranch have been planted as vineyard over an east-facing hillside where an apple orchard once stood. Winemaker Shares His Remarkable Journey TONY ARCUDI photos by Megan Reeves

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