2006 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml

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2006 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

($75) Bright full medium ruby. Expressive nose offers cassis, blackberry, black raspberry and leather scents lifted by a minty nuance. Lush and fine-grained but with a firm edge of acidity and menthol and minty nuances energizing the rich dark berry flavors. Finishes with civilized tannins but still needs a few years to harmonize its acidity. Like the Napa Valley bottling, this is suppler than many past releases of this wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 95

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is big, dark and juicy. There is an element of wildness that runs through the wine. Graphite, licorice, tar and smoke are just some of the nuances that add complexity. The 2006 boasts superb purity from start to finish. Elements of fleshiness give the impression the 2006 might drink well relatively early, until the massive tannins set in. Floral notes add freshness on the finish. This is another fabulous wine from Randy Dunn.

Drink Dates: 2016-2036
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Score: 95
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Young
Score: 91
Author: Big Winer
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/04/2014
Score: 92
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 05/19/2012
Very fruit forward, but with hefty body. Black currants, blackberries and a definite spicy overtone, especially cinnamon. Not as structured as other Howell Mountain wines. The tannins are dusty, more like Rutherford.
More Vintages and Sizes of Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain:

2000 (1.5L)
2000 (750ml)
1997 (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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