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2012 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Trailer Vineyard

  • 98 WA
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 455873-2012-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Dunn's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Trailer Vineyard is a small bottling made from a historic vineyard that was once a central component of the Howell Mountain Cabernet from the early days up until when it was replanted following the 2013 harvest. Black fruit, smoke, plums, graphite, licorice and cloves are all super-expressive. The Trailer presents a demi-glace unctuosity, with building tannins and compelling personality. Unusually vivid for such a dark, explosive Cabernet, the 2012 Trailer is magnificent today. Licorice, cloves and violets meld into the deep, brooding finish. This is a tremendous example of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    Flamboyantly aromatic with lightly toasted oak, plum and black currants. Cumin and sweet tobacco. Decadent. Full body, very dense and concentrated. Layered and chewy tannins. So tight. Muscular and toned. Needs four to six years to open. This is really the traditional Dunn style but more vivid and polished. Only four barrels made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Their one-off sort of bottling is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Trailer Vineyard, which is the original vineyard that Randy Dunn purchased in 1978 and replanted in 2013, so this was made from old vines. There are only 11 barrels of this wine, which is under 300 cases. This is fabulous wine with an almost essence of the Dunn style. With a murky purple color, a huge nose of white flowers intermixed with mulberry and blackberry liqueur, licorice, smoked meats and charcoal, the wine has huge density and massive extraction, but wonderfully sweet tannin, and plenty of it. This is a multidimensional, fabulous effort. This should drink well for 30-50 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 20 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors