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Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum - chipped wax) 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
  • RP 98
  • ST 94
  • WS 91
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RP 98
The Wine Advocate

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain takes things to another level, as hard as it may seem to believe. This was another difficult vintage for Dunn. Yields were down a full 50%. In exchange, nature rewarded Dunn with the fruit to make an epic wine that could very well turn out to be a modern-day legend. The 2008 is a huge, towering wine packed with dark fruit, licorice, tar, asphalt and licorice. Layers of perfume are woven throughout this majestic effort. The 2008 should only be purchased by the very patient, but it is a legendary wine in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2043.
Rating: 98+

ST 94
International Wine Cellar

Bright, deep ruby-red. Deeper and riper on the nose than the Napa Valley bottling, showing brooding aromas of blackberry, cassis, tar, minerals and licorice. Rich and deep but extremely backward and youthfully imploded; a step beyond the Napa bottling in texture and depth, not to mention inner-mouth perfume. This really saturates the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Most impressive today on the subtle, rising, slowly expanding finish, which features big, rich, serious tannins and outstanding energy. There's nothing exotic about the Dunn 2008s, which perfectly capture the energy of this vintage. Should be long-lived.
Rating: 94(+?)

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WS 91
Wine Spectator

Firm, rich and concentrated, this offers tight tannins enriched by loamy earth. Dried currant, spice, floral and underbrush flavors impart a savory profile. Should benefit from cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2024.

Dunn Vineyards

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Dunn Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
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High atop Howell Mountain, nestled among 150-year-old fir trees, is Dunn Vineyards. Since 1979 the Dunn's have been producing Cabernet Sauvignon. Their total production is now at 4500 cases, split between the Howell Mountain and Napa Valley appellations.