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1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
- Napa Valley
- Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 81
jnocera Likes this wine: (93 points)
May 21, 2016 - The color on this is a lighter ruby red its starting to show some signs of bricking on the rim. The nose is pure secondary scents of cigar box, tobacco, and meats. On the palate this is a very well made wine. Great balance tannins are stil, there but well integrated and very smooth. Finish is also smooth and very long.
jnocera Likes this wine: (92 points)
April 1, 2016 - Cork fell apart when I opened this. Had to strain and decant. Color is still a very dark ruby red. On the nose lots of cedar, cigar box and tobacco really still a great nose. On the palate this is an amazingly structured and strong wine. Fruit is still alive and tannins are integrated but still giving the wine weight. A very classic Dunn that can still go another 5-10 years. It's ready now but I don't see it going away anytime soon.
WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (95 points)
March 26, 2016 - Tight and focused wine of dark berry fruit, little barnyard, eucalypt freshness, florals and salty minerality. Appears softer on the palate as you would expect after smelling the fresh and focused aromatics. Nicely integrated, juicy and perfectly balanced with black fruit, little earth, graphite and peppery spiciness. Dusty tannins and vital acidity show the long road ahead.
europat55 wrote: (92 points)
January 23, 2016 - Opened up after 30 minutes in the glass.
kkleg Likes this wine: (91 points)
November 25, 2015 - Decanted for two hours. Prominent cedar on the nose, perhaps a bit too one dimensional. Some fruit on the palate, but the cedar is rather dominant here too. Will hold for at least a decade, but I don't expect this to improve all that much.
Pro Reviews 2
By Antonio Galloni
Epic Dunn: Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 1979-1999 (Feb 2014) (link)
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By Richard Jennings
3/12/2009 (link) 93 points
(Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain) Group's #6 (my #2) – 45 pts.; 1, 1, 0, 2 – dark red violet color; seductive blend of cassis, eucalyptus, mint, blackberry and mineral nose; tasty, tart cherry and cassis palate, very youthful, with sweet firm tannins; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 1993
- Type Red
- Producer Dunn Vineyards
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Howell Mountain
- Pending Delivery 10 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,332 (71%)
- Consumed 541 (29%)
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