Fantastic new Cabernet releases from Dunn, one of Napa Valley's pioneer wineries. Get the new vintage before the scores come out. Limited.
Previous vintage reviews:
95 Points - James Suckling : "A bright and fragrant red with blueberries and blackcurrants. Flowers, too. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a fabulous finish. Seamless and refined. Needs three or four years to soften but already a beauty."
94 Points - Antonio Galloni:"The Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a big, unctuous wine with huge fruit that nearly buries the tannins. Dark red cherry, plum, mint, licorice, new leather and spices flesh out in a rich, dense wine endowed with exceptional balance. This is an unusually sweet, almost flamboyant wine from Dunn, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced."
98+ Points - limited
Fantastic new Cabernet releases from Dunn, one of Napa Valley's pioneer wineries. Limited.
96 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain) offers a striking balance of intense richness from the low yields on the mountain and the intensely mineral/savory qualities that are such signatures of the Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet. Graphite, smoke, grilled herbs, crème de cassis, menthol and iron build into the huge finish. The tannins are there, but they are buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit."
95 Point Wine Spectator: "A bright and juicy style, with lots of freshly crushed loganberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit jumping to the fore, followed by briar and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solid grip throughout. This is really coiled for the long haul. Best from 2022 through 2040."
95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain looks sensational, as most of the better efforts do in this vintage of relatively low yields. Huge sucrosity, a big, fat, juicy mouthfeel, a dense black/purple color and plenty of crème de cassis, blackberry, camphor and licorice are all present in this layered, rather highly extracted and rich wine. It should drink well for 30-40 years.....
...This iconic winery has some pretty stunning Cabernets for those with patience and cold cellars. Their estate on Howell Mountain now extends to 34 acres of vines. Randy Dunn’s son, Mike, is now running the show and may be picking slightly riper than his dad would have done."