Red

1993 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 9, 2017 - From magnum. Showed well after two-hour decant. Barnyard nose, earthy undertones more like the Napa Dunn than the Howell. Mountain fruit didn't really come through in either bottle of the '93 I've tried. Good with steaks though.

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  • Anonymous wrote: (95 points)

    September 30, 2017 - Beautiful bouquet with silky dark berries, chocolate and a touch of bell pepper. On the palate mushrooms and autumn forest, but also cherries, sweet spices, dark berries, smoke and toast with good acidity and soft tannin with still some bite. Beautiful wine. Ready now and still some future ahead.

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  • barrytaylor Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 17, 2017 - bad crumbling cork, but wine didn't suffer. Decanted 1 hr. At first I thought the wine was gone, but with air it improved throughout the meal. A mature wine & the fruit was still there.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote:

    September 7, 2017 - Wines of Good Hope: Summer 2017; 7/29/2017-9/14/2017 (River's Inlet, British Columbia): [5-Litre] Red cedar and damp cigar tobacco. Ferns and forest floor. Cool and dry red and blue berry fruit. Soily and textured palate. Dusty in a distinctly old school Californian way. Can't imagine this developing or improving any further, especially given the large format, but certainly enjoyable and nuanced drinking right now.

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  • Nanda wrote: (91 points)

    May 16, 2017 - Dunn Howell Mountain Vertical B-day Dinner (Maple & Ash): A fairly lush and giving nose with loads of leafy tobacco, cedar and damp earth notes. Palate is lush and ready to go. Nice layering and earthy complexity. Good now, though not as intense and nuanced as many of the other Dunn HMs tonight. Don't expect this to get better, though it should hold.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Epic Dunn: Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 1979-1999 (Feb 2014) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/12/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain) Group's #6 (my #2) – 45 pts.; 1, 1, 0, 2 – dark red violet color; seductive blend of cassis, eucalyptus, mint, blackberry and mineral nose; tasty, tart cherry and cassis palate, very youthful, with sweet firm tannins; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1993
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dunn Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,335 (68%)
  • Consumed 618 (32%)

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Community Recommendations

Braised leg of lamb, farrow and vegetable broth, lamb and mushrooms

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