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Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
$159.00 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) "Medium ruby. Cassis, violet, minerals, game, espresso and smoke on the nose. Dense and rather suave; less concentrated than the Howell sample but easier to taste today. Hints of chocolate and menthol to go with the dark berry flavors. 'Typical Napa Valley fruit,' notes Randy Dunn."-IWC

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    Disappointing. Tasted almost green. Maybe cellering issues. Opened on Christmas 2010. Thank goodness for the Mt. Verderer Cab.

    almost 6 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) We have been champions of Randy Dunn's dense and sinewy Cabernets for many years now, and this latest, loosely defined and seemingly underfilled wine comes as a genuine surprise. Its offbeat aromas smack as much of twigs and green olives as of well-ripened fruit, and its taut, tannin-framed flavors carry an echo of greenness as well. It is possible that aging will help it fill out, but we cannot find the sort of fruit at its heart to win it a place in our cellars.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/99
  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 120
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 111 on Jun-97