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2011 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 49594-2011-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    Dark red cherries, plums, menthol, tobacco, new leather and spices are some of the notes that inform the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Hints of lavender and licorice develop in the glass as the wine gradually opens up. In 2011, the Howell Mountain Cabernet offers plenty of depth and resonance, but the tannins are quite tamed by Dunn standards, making it a delicious wine to drink earlier than other recent vintages.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Succeeds where many failed in 2011, offering enough flavor through a mix of dried herb, bell pepper, dried currant and sage and a crushed rock loaminess on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2026.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, which comes 100% from their estate vineyards, is slightly higher in alcohol at 14.3% (despite the label saying 13.9%). Soft, opaque purple-colored, with a ripe, full-bodied mouthfeel and notes of graphite, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, it is full-bodied, luscious, and ideal for drinking over the next 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • | Rating: 96

    There's spice, blueberry and blackberry. Minty and minerally. Full-bodied and structured with powerful tannins and a long blueberry finish. Needs at least four or five years.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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

    • 894 bottles owned
    • 82 collectors