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2005 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain - Red

USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Dunn Vineyards is located east of St. Helena in the town of Angwin on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. In 1972 Randy and Lori purchased the original vineyard property. The winery was established in 1979, with the first harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In 1981, the first release offered consumers 660 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Howell Mountain vineyards. In 1982, Dunn also... More »

Score
93
WA 94
IWC 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2017-2035
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($75) Deep red-ruby. Complex nose melds cassis, violet, licorice, musky game, black tea and black olive. Denser than the Napa Valley offering but tighter today, with its sweetness currently under wraps. But this serious, backward wine turns sweeter on the back end, finishing with broad, dusty tannins, an intriguing note of tobacco and sneaky length. Structured for a slow evolution in bottle but even today this is not especially austere.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 198
Drink Dates 2017-2035

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a huge, powerful wine that is starting to show the very earliest signs of development. An exotic melange of smoke, tar, camphor and licorice leads to expressive, fleshy fruit as the 2005 opens up in the glass. Hints of tobacco, leather, licorice and spices are layered into the finish. This is a gorgeous wine with lovely mid-palate presence and fleshiness.

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Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.233%
Tasted On 03/11/2014
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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.531%
Tasted On 06/03/2011
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