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1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 72
The Ole Ball Coach Likes this wine: (92 points)
April 19, 2015 - As good as expected. Great wine, popped and poured. Good fruit fully integrated tannins....subtle but inot overly vibrant.
renapen Likes this wine: (95 points)
April 18, 2015 - the wine began to open after 20 minutes. Great nose. Brick in color Earthy with smoky notes. Full bodied with floral smells. We drank it over 3 hours. Long legs and heavy sediment. In spite of being 22 years old this magnum probably can age more. Amazing wine.
Coachron13 wrote: (88 points)
February 28, 2015 - Cork sheared in half when attempting to open, bottom half ended up falling into the bottle so had to filter into decanter. Decanted two hours. Was somewhat fruit forward when first opened but after the decant, it had evolved into a secondary earthy funky style that isn't my thing. Some may love this state, but I'm not a big fan. Lots of chunky sediment.
WineAggregate Likes this wine: (91 points)
September 20, 2014 - Bordo/Calif Smackdown, young, dusty, very nice but not up to lofty expectations.
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.
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 14 (1%)
- In Cellars 1236 (74%)
- Consumed 430 (26%)