Red

2014 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • mkribar Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 22, 2020 - AVAs of Napa @ KL: Wonderful nose on this, very savory. It completely smells like a freshly pulled espresso. Some berry/African coffee. Some cassis, but it's very much in the background. More savory espresso and herb on the palate. Lots of acid, lots of tannin. This is absolutely one for the cellar.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Giggs wrote: 93 points

    February 7, 2020 - Wonderfully exotic nose but doesn’t yet have the palate to match. Acts like it needs a few years to unwind.

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  • bobvictor Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 20, 2019 - A little flat for Dunn Howell Mountain. My first bottle of 6 and I've had many earlier vintages. This is that wine with a little less magic on all dimensions than others. I hope it will improve with time, though I opened 3 hours before serving.

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  • davidandrose wrote:

    September 15, 2019 - Followed over tonight. Initially open this when I thought another bottle had gone bad, but gassed most of this off after my first bottle opened and evolved.

    In the one glass I set aside on day one. This was a very dark and smoky wine. Heavy tannins, Rich fruit buried in the background, lots of smoke and graphite; My wife initially mistook this as a Rhone or Syrah. Rich, lush (if a bit harsh at first) and infanticide, even after a double decant.

    The balance of the bottle was gassed-off -and enjoyed the following evening. Obviously much smoother, the tannins had largely faded to reveal sweet mountain fruit. A bit softer than I would’ve liked, probably would’ve been just perfect if I hadn’t decanted any of this the prior day.

    Day one from standard Cabernet stems. Day two Sommelier stems enhanced the strength and the flavor profile of the wine

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 20, 2019 - Showing very well already, and quite approachable after a quick decant. Earthy notes and herbs complement the balanced, crunchy red fruit. A touch smokey. Compact and harmonious. Of course will improve from here.

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

    (Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (howell Mountain) Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By William Kelley
    2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon & Bordeaux blends, 5/31/2017 (link)

    (Dunn Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • 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 077522100013, 452142907509

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 66 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,566 (91%)
  • Consumed 199 (7%)

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