Red

2009 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
Drink between 2018 - 2034 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • mojotojo Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 25, 2020 - A gorgeous, seamless Dunn Howell Mountain cab. The wine is beginning to hit its stride. A knockout nose of cassis, blueberries, lead pencil, minerals and saddle leather, with a strong backbone of minerals. Some mocha wafting about as well. Lush and luxurious, it has a beautiful mouthfeel. More red and blue berry flavors, cedar, that saddle-leather thing again and tannins, silky velvety tannins. The finish goes on for at least a minute with no heat. Typical Dunn, the alcohol is 13.9%. This wine is nowhere near it's peak and it has another 2 decades, or more, of life left in it. But not need to wait - it's lip-smacking delicious right now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Wino from Michigan wrote: 91 points

    July 16, 2020 - Good. It is not great. Surprised not up to my normal Dunn standards. Light on back end medium black fruit

  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 27, 2020 - PnP and ready from the start, though improved slightly over the 30 min the bottle was open. Typical Dunn profile, delivers consistently year over year. Not flashy but just simply delicious. My 3rd place out of 4, groups 2nd place.

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  • rwstorer wrote: 94 points

    May 17, 2020 - - Crimsom color and aromas of cedar. It's balanced with a medium/full body. Polished texture with a long finish - Popped, aerated, poured. Beautiful wine with flavors sour Black cherry and a slight dark chocolate. Really went well with New York steak.

  • wmccone54 wrote: 94 points

    May 9, 2020 - Quite impressive at 10+ years, still has some youthful characteristics, but is definitely in a developmental phase. Deep ruby color, full body texture, medium alcohol. Decanted and enjoyed with a chargrilled ribeye, sautéed mushrooms and grilled Brussels Sprouts. Deep, rich, structured, and showing some evolving complexity. Fragrant aromas and bold flavors of purple flowers, cassis, blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, oak spice and rocky, sour black earth, underscored with grainy tannins and a noticeable acidic backbone. Big, chewy mouthfeel but ends long and strong. Balanced, lengthy, deep, and showing complexity. Certainly you can drink this now, but I can cellar and improve for another 5-10 years

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    The 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets at Age 10 (Jul 2019), 7/1/2019 (link)

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    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dunn Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain
  • UPC Codes 000000142328, 019170040723, 051111333563, 087116080003, 400007092044, 725011257273

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,830 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,371 (26%)

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Prime rib, veal Picatta

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