1986 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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1986 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Advocate | 92

Two of the most impressive wines in these tastings, both of Dunn's 1986s tasted like 3-4-year old Cabernets rather than 10-year old adolescents. The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is still tight, but it reveals more openness, and gobs of sweet, mineral-laden, black-raspberry, and cassis fruit. The fruit dominates the wine's structure, a positive sign given all the wine's tannin and body. Rich, pure, and youthful, this 1986 is accessible now, but will unquestionably last another 20+ years. It is a profound, well-balanced Cabernet with well-integrated acidity and tannin. The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore.

Drink Dates: 1996-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 106

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Score: 94
Author: dereknewell
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/01/2010
Unbelievable wine. Nice tannins after 25 years. Charcoal and berry flavors.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:

2010 (750ml)
2000 (1.5L)
2000 (750ml)
1998 (750ml)

About This Producer


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 released their first Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Currently Dunn Vineyards produces around 5000 cases of extremely age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.

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