CMS Certified Sommelier. CSW. Sommelier at The Water Grill, San Diego.
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Where it all started. The first single vineyard Dunn Family effort. With respect to their first vineyard where Randy used to stay in a trailer working his own project and Caymus at the same time, achem....badass. The biggest and ripest Dunn I've ever tasted. This can age for 25+ years no problem. But i suspect the 13 to be even bigger and tighter. At 13.9% alcohol this is ripe for Dunn. Overripe black currants and iron. Major red bell pepper like pyrazines and super clean and tight oak. Id normally never open a Dunn younger than 10 years old, but, like anyone else who bought the two pack OWC, i was curious on how long to hold bottle #2. Its approachable now and after several hours in decanter its come into greatness. Worth buying and laying down for a while, a long while. — 9 days ago
This is one confusing wine. I expected an herbaceous wine with some influence of oak but not THIS much. Blinded my fiancee and she called napa chardonnay. There is almost no evidence of it being sauv blanc, if you really search, there are thiolic grapefruit compounds going on but barely. If you love malo and oak this wine is for you! — 5 days ago
Very ripe as it should be but with a nod toward bdx. Hint of brett, lots of earth and minerality woven with the ripe black fruit and cedar. 12 months in french oak adds roundness, i like. For 24$, this shit rocks. Leoville-Poyferres South American effort. — 10 days ago