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2008 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
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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... More »

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Comm: 2026-2030 VF: 2010-2023

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 162
Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.299%
Tasted On 08/25/2015

A lovely cali cab but still, a cali cab instead of a burg.

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Author Arnie
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/01/2015
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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.41%
Tasted On 07/23/2014
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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.095%
Tasted On 06/25/2014


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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.57%
Tasted On 08/05/2012

I am basing my overall score on day 3 after being open but preserved. At the onset, this was the most curious tasting cabernet I have ever consumed. If you had put a bag over it and asked me to guess its origin, I would have said Italy. Its taste is more akin to a brunello or a Chiante Riserva. Very closed at the beginning and opened up and improved dramatically throughout the evening. My initial thought was this wine was either horrible or horribly young. 85pts out of the bottle. On Day 3, I poured a glass and oh what a difference. This is clearly a wine that needs to be open for a while before consumption. It was beautifully elegant and balanced. It now tasted like a California cab of a high caliber.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 93.75%
Tasted On 07/30/2012

RP Rate 98

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Author Schoel
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 02/20/2012
Drink Dates 2026-2030
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