Red

1989 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1998 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • pbaek wrote:

    September 14, 2019 - Much better than the 1986 we had at Anarki in August. Classic Cab with notes of tobacco, pencil, eucalyptus and sous bois. The fruit is dark but airy, still traces of blackcurrant. Great, unique wine.

  • ShadowIII Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 16, 2018 - dark ruby with slight brick edges, cedar, mineral up front with core of currants and dark fruits, full mouth feel, good finish, lots of sediment, definitely decant, on a plateau which it should hold 5-10 more years.

    Tasting next evening, even better, more complex with pencil lead notes, all the fruit still there, upgrade to 92

  • Quiet Lion wrote: 87 points

    November 9, 2018 - Sherry on the nose. Sour dark wood on the palate. Cork was great so assuming this wine is over the hill.

  • JCGuthrie wrote: 94 points

    July 24, 2017 - I was concerned that this wouldn't hold up against the '89 Howell that we tried a couple of months ago, but it was even better than my memory of that wine. To be fair, the Howell was part of a large tasting while this wine was enjoyed/appreciated by itself as part of a tenderloin dinner. Much younger looking than I expected. Drank well upon opening, but evolved nicely throughout dinner. Out of 750, not decanted.

  • Cs413 wrote: flawed

    December 25, 2016 - This was not good. Not sure if it was the wine or how it was stored but we did not drink it.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/9/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Group's #2 (my #4) – 37 pts; 2 1st place votes, 2 2nd place votes, 1 third, 0 last places – Dark cherry red color; tightish tart cassis and blackberry nose with subtle herbs; tight, tart, tannic red fruit, currant palate, with depth, needs several more years; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dunn Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 340 (64%)
  • Consumed 192 (36%)

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