Red

2008 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • StainedGlass Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 20, 2019 - I was surprised that this Dunn was as approachable as it was given its relative youth. Medium ruby. Blackberry, plum, raspberry, violet. I love the power and balance, yet lacks of cloying sweetness so typical of other Napa Cabs. Integration has started, but it will certainly improve with age. 13.9% abv.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • brich Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 5, 2019 - It took a little while to open up. I would recommend at least 1/2 hour. Once it did, it was Dunn at it's best. Beautiful balance and fruit... really a classic California Cab.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • awise45 wrote: 96 points

    November 10, 2018 - Worried that this was too young to drink, but found it excellent -- integrated and velvety, rich and not disjointed. Beautiful nose, almost flowery, and lots of dark fruit with a long finish.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • 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.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • starkravingmad Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 12, 2018 - Group wine tasting

    Smooth, dry, leathery

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain: 1979–2014 (Aug 2018), 8/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 400007092044, 725011257273

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,588 (81%)
  • Consumed 844 (19%)

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