1996 Dunn - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

Full ruby-red. Cassis, leather, bitter chocolate, cinnamon and eucalyptus on the nose. Bracing, slightly bound-up flavor of juicy dark berries, with a strong component of spicy oak. The juicy freshness repeats on the firmly tannic finish, which shows excellent length. Needs time in bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The opaque blue/purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa boasts an exceptional nose of creme de cassis, minerals, and spice. It takes at least a decade for wines such as this to begin to reveal more identity and vintage character. The cassis/blackberry liqueur-like fruit are present, as are mouthsearing levels of tannin and impressive extract. This blockbuster should be at its peak between 2010-2040.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Tightly wound, with firm, crisp tannins wrapped around a core of currant, black cherry, wild berry, cedar, anise, sage and spice. Finishes with enough tannin to merit short-term cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2002-2010
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/20/2014

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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.

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