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2016 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA (750ml)

2016 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA (750ml)

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WINEMAKER'S NOTES:

This signature wine contains only fruit farmed on Howell Mountain. The wine comes in a distinctive bottle that is hand dipped in red wax. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. aged 32 months in 100% new French oak.

TASTING NOTES:

 

A different beast, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is dense and concentrated, with gorgeous crème de cassis, lead pencil, violets, damp earth, and tobacco leaf all emerging from the glass. Full-bodied on the palate, it shows the vintage’s purity, balance, and elegance and is concentrated, has chalky, building tannins, a great mid-palate, and one heck of a finish. It reminds me of a great Saint-Julien from Bordeaux and will benefit from 7-8 years of bottle age and keep for 40-50 years. Bravo. Best after 2029.

- Jeb Dunnuck, 99 pts. 

 

Wiry, opinionated and something of a recluse, Randy Dunn has a reputation for making sleek, powerfully structured, extremely age worthy mountain cabernet. He is also adamant on the topic of ripeness, vowing in 2007 that he would never make a wine with more than 14% alcohol by volume. The 2016, like most Dunn Cabernets, has not an ounce of body fat. It’s tight, lean, and focused with soaring fine tannin and lots of fantastic savory and spicy flavors from black olives to Chinese 5-spice. The fruit has almost a cool blue character. While I loved drinking this 2016, this wine won’t truly unfurl itself for another several years.

-Decanter, 97 pts. 

 

Sage and bay leaf notes lead the way here, followed quickly by black currant and bitter plum paste flavors. The finish is framed by singed cedar and alder details, with a lingering sanguine echo. Needs a little time to soften fully, but everything is in place.

-Wine Spectator, 95 pts. 

 


Type: Wine
Tags: 2016, 94+, AR, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Dunn Vineyards, GMC, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, Rated, Rated_94+, Red, USA, Wine, Year_2016,

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