Red

2010 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Rechrom wrote: 92 points

    July 30, 2020 - This bottle was understated. It had a good nose, lovely fruit, excellent balance, but no panache. Kind of like a good filet mignon versus and aged and funky rib cap. Class, but not at the level of other wines I have had from Dunn. My guess is this is in a dumb phase, and that it will emerge in 5 or 10. But that might be because I have more bottles.

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  • drdan8 wrote: 90 points

    June 7, 2020 - Removed from a 54 degree active cellar and splash decanted, allowing the wine to sit for 90 minutes. Deep, opaque, almost black coloration.

    The wine itself was atypical for a Dunn HM. Crafted in an old world style, the hallmarks were austerity, balance, and a reserved presentation. Almost monolithic on the palate with sour red cherry, light cocoa, and some raspberry. Well crafted but boring in my humble opinion.

    Does this wine just need more time ? Typically the Dunn HMs age at a slow pace. But is the stuffing here to allow this to blossom in 5 years? Unanswered questions indeed.....

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Time traveller Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 25, 2020 - It may have maxed out but was still very enjoyable. A little too subtle. What can I say, was hoping for more!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Pjzlotnik Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 3, 2020 - pleasant nose with abundant fruit. Smooth

  • Battersea James Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 18, 2019 - I think this needs much longer. Whilst it had lovey fruit, I felt it was a little green stemmed at this stage. Compared to older vintages like the 97, I felt this lacked some of the complexity? Still time to develop? Time will tell I guess.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 087116080003, 725011257273

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,622 (81%)
  • Consumed 826 (18%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cassoulet, cheese, Prime rib

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