Red

1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
Drink between 2006 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 86

  • jnocera Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 18, 2017 - For a 24 year old wine this still looks very dark. Ruby red in color with only slight signs of brick-age on the edges. The nose is totally cigar box and cedar. Could easily be a 1st growth Bordeaux. This is a very well structured wine on the palate. The fruit and oak are totally integrated but the tannins are still very strong. Great complexity and mix of flavors. The finish is smooth, long and complex just a great example of what an aged Dunn should taste like.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • levinml wrote: (91 points)

    February 4, 2017 - I don't know, this didn't do it for me this time. Nothing wrong, and still in middle of drinking window, but flavors weren't good enough to justify a 20+ year wait. Seemed like what people used to say about Bordeaux. Hope my other Dunn's taste better.

  • TheLittleHorse Likes this wine:

    January 28, 2017 - Tasted blind. The nose had a perfume that made me think it was a late 90's Palmer with herbs, old leather, and smoke. The palate was mid-weight with a mix of more leather, soil, dark cherries and smooth, resolved tannins. This wine sits right in the middle of new and old world expression. Was WOTN for me.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

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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

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,343 (69%)
  • Consumed 589 (30%)

Food Pairing

Braised leg of lamb, farrow and vegetable broth, lamb and mushrooms

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  23 votes

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