Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a little closed at this stage, offering glimpses at fresh blackcurrants, blackberry pie and crushed black plums with nuances of cedar chest, underbrush, black truffles, charcuterie and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the muscular fruit, with very firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with many expressive earth layers.Drink Dates: 2018-2040Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A rustic, hearty style that's not shy about extraction, density or oak, offering a chewy mouthful of graphite- and lead pencil-shaded dark berry flavors. On the finish, this shows potential, delivering persistence despite the extracted tannins.Author: James Laube
James Suckling | Rating: 98Aromas of rose petals, currants and dark chocolate. Black fruit. Full-bodied, layered and gorgeous on the finish. Fantastic length and excitement. About 300 cases. Available in 2019. Will be so beautiful on release. Last vintage before replanting.Author: James Suckling
Rating: 97The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain boasts an opaque color, abundant notes of blackberries, spring flowers and blueberries, fabulous richness and a distinctive, singular smell of pen ink. With great intensity, formidable body, sweet tannin and a long finish, it should drink well for 25+ years.Author: Robert Parker
Currently Dunn Vineyards produces around 5000 cases of extremely age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.
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