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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156
Bright, deep ruby-red. Reticent aromas of cassis, dark raspberry, leather, fresh blood and pepper (my first sample showed a whiff of adhesive tape). Supple on entry, then a bit peppery and dry in the middle; has texture and flavor intensity but this is very backward and unyielding for this cuvee. Finishes with drying, rather clenched tannins but no heaviness. This will require patience, but it's unlikely to develop the personality or sweetness of the Howell Mountain bottling.
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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is one of the very finest young wines I have ever tasted from Randy Dunn. Layers of dark red fruit, blackberries, flowers, mint and licorice emerge from this seamless, large-scaled wine. This is a rich, opulent 2007 that never abandons its traditional sense of structure. All of the aromas and flavors build beautifully towards the immensely rewarding, intense, seductive finish. This is a dazzling showing from Randy Dunn. The 2007 is atypically open today.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/29/2013
Simply , close to as good as it gets. You should find all of this you can, as it has a long way to go, but is quite drinkable now.
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 01/26/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/10/2011
Good fruit now that hides the tannins. This has nice floral aromas and some chocolate. Drinks well now but has great potential.
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