Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain offers good density, but in more of a medium-bodied style that is quite a bit more approachable than is the norm here. A whole range of inky Howell Mountain fruit, graphite, grilled herb, licorice, spice, chocolate, and lavender nuances open up in a brooding, resonant Cabernet that needs a few years in bottle to start drinking well. There is plenty of the structure readers have come to expect from Dunn, but less youthful austerity, which is not a bad thing at all. Drinking window: 2024-2046." Jan 2020
Wine Spectator: "Sage and bay leaf notes lead the way, 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. Best from 2023 through 2038." Nov 2020
Winery: "Our signature wine contains only fruit farmed by us here in our vineyards on Howell Mountain. The wine comes in a distinctive bottle that is hand-dipped in red wax. The Napa Valley wines are a blend of our Howell Mountain fruit and a small quantity of valley floor fruit that we purchase. This valley floor fruit contributes to the wine’s earlier approachability and softer tannic structure."
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Region||Napa Valley, California|