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1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
- Napa Valley
- Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 83
Quiet Lion Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 24, 2016 - More rustic than other Dunn Howells I've had but drinking well.1 person found this helpful Comment
Nutty08 Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 7, 2016 - Perfect cork and fill. Pretty tight and funky upon opening but showed very well with a 2hr decant. Followed over another 3hrs. Herbal, leather, and eucalyptus nose with a little dried fruit. Palate is energetic, youthful and narrow, with dark plummy fruit and minty streak. Quite nice and refreshing and great with steak. Finish is shorter and less complex than ideal, but solid. This is ready for consumption with air, but can hold another decade or more. Fine present tannins but not obtrusive at this point.
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.
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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 8 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,328 (70%)
- Consumed 572 (30%)
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