Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
70 Ratings
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70 Ratings
Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Wine Details

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

"Very concentrated, with a formidable core of black currant and blackberry fruit. Bone dry but with that subtle impression of sweetness that comes from ripe Cabernet. Dried mushroom tones contribute an appetizing, savory component and there's also a trace of black licorice. The tannins are fine-grained and supple, with an impression of chewiness fleshing out the aftertaste. The vivid flavors of the finish suggest a terrific future." - Wine.com

Vineyard

Dunn Vineyards

Style

Red

"Very concentrated, with a formidable core of black currant and blackberry fruit. Bone dry but with that subtle impression of sweetness that comes from ripe Cabernet. Dried mushroom tones contribute an appetizing, savory component and there's also a trace of black licorice. The tannins are fine-grained and supple, with an impression of chewiness fleshing out the aftertaste. The vivid flavors of the finish suggest a terrific future." - Wine.com

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    Big Cabernet with amazing body and well integrated tannins. Dark fruits and subltle green peppercorns.

    about 2 years
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    The wine is actually fabulous perfectly balanced fruit and tannins

    over 1 year
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    jp

    Had an vino volo austin airport. Bold cab. Napa

    over 1 year
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    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Elements of loamy soil, leather, dark chocolate and forest-floor spice sit to the side of extracted, ripe-currant fruit in both the aromas and flavors of this tannin-bound working, and, even if rich and very well filled, the wine is still one for hiding away in the cellar. It is tight and tough as young, mountain Cabernet is wont to be, yet its balance and sense of proportion are those that we look for in an ageworthy wine. Give it another seven or eight years and do not be surprised if it improv...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) "I don't know whether it's me, the vintage character, or whether Randy Dunn and his son have intentionally softened their wines, but these 2004s are more opulent and up-front than previous renditions. Yet, they lack neither concentration nor richness. Those of us who have been cellaring Dunn's wines for twenty years, waiting for them to reach maturity should be thrilled by this new development. The Howell Mountain is denser and richer with blacker fruits as well as more body. Both are full-bodied...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate