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1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 67
sunnylea57 Likes this wine: (94 points)
August 3, 2014 - Powerful nose of black cherry, cassis and graphite that follows through on the palate with ripe, fleshy black fruit, menthol, graphite, cigar box, good acidity, and dusty, well integrated tannins. Mouth coating, with a long, luscious finish. This has the depth and complexity that comes with 21 years of age, but it's also still a powerhouse with many years ahead of it. As good as it was, I think this particular bottle would have been better still in 5+ years.
vinole wrote: (94 points)
July 20, 2014 - see notes from AllRed and thelostverse.
AllRed wrote: (94 points)
July 20, 2014 - Dinner with M/M vinole (HB Bistro, Chicago): Violets, black and red fruits, perhaps even a hint of graphite in the bouquet. In a terrific place right now, this shows lovely cherry, black currant, cedar and mineral tones on the palate. Perfectly integrated, this is in its prime and will drink well for quite a few years yet. Thank you vinole.
thelostverse wrote: (94 points)
July 20, 2014 - Opened by Vinole at Home Bistro. This was in a beautiful place with a green/herbal Bordeaux like nose. But, unlike a Bordeaux, there is a nice hit of fruit in here as well with cherry and blackberry. Another success by DHM.
Firefly78 Likes this wine: (95 points)
June 16, 2014 - Initial greeness dissipated after 30m in the decanter. Tight up until the 1h mark.
Nose displayed clean aromas of cherries, cassis, cigar box, espresso, leather and chocolate.
On the pate this was fleshy, mineral, firm and powerful, but also elegant and refined. The fine tannins were present but in check with the lively acidity. The delicious, impressive finish lasted a minute+.
Wine of the year for me so far and one of the most impressive bottles I have tasted, made in a style I thoroughly enjoy. A wine to ponder upon.
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 1222 (76%)
- Consumed 381 (24%)