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1981 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 49592-1981-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Consumers may be shocked by how tough, tannic, and backward the 1991 Napa Cabernet tastes. It possesses Dunn's wonderfully pure, rich, blackcurrant flavors, as well as length, intensity, and full body. Yet the tannin levels in this tight wine are formidable. Do not touch a bottle for at least 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Despite its deep color, firm tannins and fruit concentration, this is still rough-and-tumble, with earthy, oaky flavors that override the backward berry and currant notes. 2,100 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Hal1
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Difficult cork. Nice mature color. Black currant and hints of farmyard. Almost full body, sweet taste of black berries. Nice and quit long. Fully mature. Drink up.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2010
    Author: Carl
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Flavors of casis and curant on the palate. Medium body. Showing nuances fruit balanced with smooth tannin. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 1998-2011
    Author: Conrad K
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 406 bottles owned
  • 90 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 90 collectors)