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1995 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

  • 96 WA
  • 74 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 49594-1995-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby-red. Brooding, pure aromas of black fruits, licorice, nutmeg and venison. Even more intensely flavored than the Napa bottling, like an essence of small dark berries complicated by licorice and mint. Juicy acidity gives the flavors terrific thrust and persistence. Finishes with firm but not excessive tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 1998
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 74

    Dense and leathery, with a streak of green, herbal flavors that turn dry and dirty. It's drinkable, but desperately needs decanting. Even at that, it's tough going.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective. 2,700 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is similar in all respects to the Napa Valley, but somewhat heavier in the mouth, with an aggressive tannic bite, and more length. It possesses mineral-tinged blackberry and cassis fruit, massive body, and extraordinary purity and length. It should not be touched for 12-15 years. It will undoubtedly live through the first half of the next century.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    black cherry, Well developed much more so than the 1992 or 1993. After open for an hour the fruit shone through. On the of the most impressive tasting dunn Howell mountains of the 1990's, however i suspect it will not last as long as some of the earlier Dunn Howell muntains.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2016
    Author: Bobh
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Huge. Decanted at 8AM to be served with Beef tenderloin at 5PM. Great nose, intense and powerful, round flavors that filled your mouth and stayed for some time. Made me think I should have decanted it the day before! Will enjoy watching this evolve in the next 20 years.
    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Not Dunn's best vintage ( see ''87 and '91) but very good and still has plenty
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wine was fantastic but took several hours to open up. Would recommend opening three to four hours before drinking.
    Author: Tbone200
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

  • 1184 bottles owned
  • 233 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 233 collectors)