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1988 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

  • 84 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 49594-1988-750

This item is available by the case only


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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Among the best in depth, richness, concentration, complexity and length. Classic Dunn Howell Mountain in its core of rich, earthy currant, mineral and raspberry. Finishes with chewy tannins, but also the fruit to match.--1988 California Cabernet retrospective. 2,100 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 84

    No tasting note.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is one of the many highlights in this tasting. Initially quite reticent, the 1988 turns positively explosive with time in the glass. What a pleasure it is to watch the 1988 develop over several hours. By the end of the night, the 1988 is positively electric. Smoke, black fruit and menthol inform the deep, powerful finish.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 95

    I tasted this wine twice and definitely enjoyed it more the first time but I think it was because of the extensive decanting time. Great Cabernet fruit profile with notes of tobacco and coffee as well as blue fruits.
    Author: Laura C
  • Self | Rating:

    Purchased four bottles. Tasted two, but both had heat stroke. I fear the remaining two bottles are the same.
    Author: Jonasty
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 405 bottles owned
  • 104 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 104 collectors)