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Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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100% percent cabernet sauvignon, the Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet includes up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming from Howell Mountain. This floor fruit contributes to the wine's softer approach, even though the wines usually can be laid down for 15+ years. The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is more approachable at a younger age with it’s softer tannins.

"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." -

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

    over 6 years
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    Heavy tannins. Evolved throughout w layers of flavor. Oaky finish.

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

    about 6 years
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    Had an vino volo austin airport. Bold cab. Napa

    almost 6 years
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    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 108
  • Wine Advocate
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 98 on Apr-95
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/96
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (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...