Red

2008 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain

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Community Tasting Note

  • NineteenEightyTwo Likes this wine:

    May 26, 2018 - Medium-dark rosewood color. Brooding nose, with some piquant cedar wood and some lightly oaked black fruit. The palate is not yet fully resolved, coming across as somewhat mute at this point in time. This is so hard- it's pleasant, but nondescript. Overall, this seems to be in a bit of a dumb phase, but smells and tastes very nice all the same. I am leaving this not rated and reserving judgment, as I know how majestic Dunn Howell Mountain can be in old age.

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  • bravo.solares commented:

    5/28/18, 3:31 PM - In my opinion, an 08 Dunn Howell Mountain is still way too young for consumption. If you revisit it in, say, 2024-2028, I think you will be very impressed (assuming you like mature Bordeaux).

  • Badmonkey commented:

    5/28/18, 4:24 PM - Nice note. For what it's worth, I had a similar experience around a year ago. I thought it was good but not great - I didn't think it was very expressive especially for a 98+ rating from WA. However, anticipated maturity from WA is 2028 to 2043. Going to try and be patient with my other two bottles.

  • NineteenEightyTwo commented:

    5/29/18, 1:22 PM - Thanks for the responses. I am a longtime Dunn fan and have had spectacular bottles from the 1980's with 25+ years on them, so I am inclined towards maximum patience with these babies.

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