Red

1990 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
Drink between 2004 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • WineGuyFL wrote:

    July 1, 2020 - Last bottle. The cork crumbled.....like it did to the last two bottles. However, those bottle were drinkable. This bottle was awful.....had to be tossed. I see some other cellartracker.com tasters have had cork problems with this wine. There are a lot of bottles left in the system…..might be a good idea to check a bottle out if you have not had one in a while

  • mark2eye Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 30, 2020 - Drank for 30th birthday. Our bottle was alive, well, and drinking beautifully. On the nose we got leather, tobacco, and sage. On the palate it's got tobacco, juicy red and blue fruit, cinnamon, and well integrated tannin. This wine strikes the perfect balance between jam and acid. Perfect drinking window now but can hold it's own for another 5 years.

  • Peter Kleban Likes this wine:

    January 18, 2020 - ** (except for the acidity, it would be three stars)

    The top 3/4 of the cork was soft and crumbly, but an Ah-So loosened the sides so I could remove it with a corkscrew. The bottom held, so the cork come out cleanly.
    Dented about 90 min. This wasn't enough, see below.
    Long, lovely black fruits melded into a harmonious flavor with great length. Marure and confident, this is a wine to relax and sooth you. The only downside was the acidity, this gradually decreased over the course of the meal, but never disappeared entirely.

  • Nerdy Earth Boy Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 25, 2019 - An impossible DRY cork that absolutely crumbled even with a wax seal. The CAB was rich and floral with a just a hint of juice, but not stunning like I had hoped. A perfect bottle for a wonderful evening. Great way to begin the 2020s looking back to 1990.

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    August 24, 2019 - Aged, balanced, faded fruit

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

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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
    10/9/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain) Group's #6 (my #6) – 52 pts; 0, 1, 3, 2 – Slightly cloudy dark red violet color; herbal, minty cassis nose; starting to mature, tart plum, earth mineral palate with a touch of shitake mushroom, very tannic, and fruit not likely to outlive the tannins; medium finish 90+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 981 (67%)
  • Consumed 471 (32%)

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