1995 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L

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1995 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 91+

Dark ruby-red. Wild, perfumed aromas of cassis, blackberry, minerals, tobacco, iron and mocha. Juicy, very intensely flavored and sharply delineated, but tightly wound; flavors of raw dark berries and licorice in the middle palate. Strong framing acidity gives the fruit a juicy quality. Finishes firmly tannic and long, with the notes of mocha and iron repeating.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 81

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Wine Advocate | 94

The saturated black/purple-colored 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a promising yet backward nose of minerals, lead pencil, and blackberries/cassis. The wine was bottled in June, but it is showing no ill effects. This mammoth offering displays extraordinary concentration and purity, as well as a thick, unctuous texture with high tannin levels. It will evolve for 30-50 years. When will it reach its plateau of maturity? My best guess is 10-15 years ... minimum.

1995 appears to be a fabulous vintage. I doubt there will be much difference in quality between the 1995s and Randy Dunn's spectacular 1994s.

Drink Dates: 2008-2048
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 120

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Wine Spectator | 89

Tight, with an austere band of cedar, currant, mineral and sage, finishing with firm, earthy tannins. Needs some time. 1,672 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2000-2008
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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Score: 93
Author: breck
Tasted On: 12/07/2009
Score: 88
Author: Ricknat1
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/13/2009
Tasted at the Acker BYOB. either this was too young or not for us
More Vintages and Sizes of Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)
1997 (1.5L)

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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