Dunn Vineyards

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

Backward mountain fruit, but not as tannic as I’d expected, though this should easily last another 25 years, old school Cal Cabernet (13% ABV) that I long for!! — 6 days ago

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@Doug Powers Actually bought an ‘05 today . 

Dunn Vineyards

Trailer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Första vingården kultklassade Dunn planterade. 2013 var sista året innan vingården planterades om. En rikedom av smaklager och texturer. Blåbär, potpurri, kött, söta kryddor, mörk jord, bläck, blyerts. Fyller upp hela munnen och är superfinkornig. Otämjt och robust, men en naturlig skönhet. Minnesvärt. — 7 months ago

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Wow, I have not heard of this wine. Their other wines are excellent, too.
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@Ron R I believe Dunn’s Trailer Vineyard was replanted after the 2013 vintage. Might been the first vineyard they planted in the 70s, but not sure. Really great wine regardless.
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@Adam Gäfvert, but the price!!! They want your “first born”. I may not be approaching it anytime soon 😕

Sandler Wine Company

Boer Vineyard Chalone Pinot Noir 2012

Six Pinots, all made by Ed Kurtzman, of August West and Roar fame who also consults to Freeman and Mansfield Dunn. Ed joined our tasting. Whole cluster, seemed a bit too steamy for my palate. — a year ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Pencil shavings, red fruit, cocoa powder and bramble. — 10 days ago

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Retro Cellars

Peloursin Howell Mountain Red Blend 2015

Dark purple with a thin rim and very pretty cherry red flecks. The nose on this beauty is just insanity. A core of black fruit punctuated by beautiful, beautiful dirt. A good bit of menthol smoke and unsmoked cigars. The fruit can be a bit shy at first but a blast of cherry and raspberry wakes you up. And there’s some funk here too. Beautiful, sexy, funky funk. Not too much, just enough to titillate.

Peloursin is a rare rare varietal to find out here in the wild. Think grapes like Petite Sirah or maybe Bonarda. Medium bodied and slightly intense but not too sharp. Always wonderful Howell Mountain fruit in the masterful hands of Mike Dunn and it shows. Low, low alcohol at 13.0 and that is so very nice. Needs plenty of time in the decanter. Wonderful acid and terrific balance and weight here. The notes in the mouth are reminiscent of the notes in the nose with some glorious cherry essence and forest floor. A most peculiar wine but a great one. I struggle to really think of a good comparison for it. It’s just really so damn good and that’s all that matters.
— 6 months ago

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Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Spoto wine truffle dinner

2017 Spoto Napa chard
2018 Spoto Beckstoffer amber Knolls malbec
2017 Spoto Christiane cuvee
2016 Spoto family reserve
2005 Spoto family reserve
1997 Dunn cabernet
2004 Bond Pluribus
2008 Screaming Eagle

HORS D'OEUVRE.....
Artisan cheases & meats, truffle pecans, white truffle ceviche, mini Diane's.
DINNER..........
Bread w/truffle butter
Grilled persimmon salad.
Gemelli pasta w/endive,blk truffle,tomato and gorgonzola.
Pan seared halibut w/artichoke truffle relish.
Veal medallion, Foie gras, shaved winter white truffle.
DESSERT............
Salted caramel
Burnt basque cheesecake w/shaved truffle
Mini ice cream cone with black truffle
— 8 months ago

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Tom Garland

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@Sharon B It's a little hazy, but a great time was had by all. Cheers!
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Bravo Tom
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@Mike R Thanks. Cheers!

Chateau Montelena

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008

Gift from Mike DUNN … the wine not the girl — 2 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Caldwell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This a chewy traditional cab but more so. Dunn sneaked in Fancy smoothness. Very subtle and extraordinary. Wine is extraordinary. At 75 I’m not aging wine. I’m not sure of the benefits of aging here. This the the good stuff. — 4 months ago

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@Hugh O'Riordan I am trying to institute your philosophy about aging and I am not in my 70’s but getting there 😅
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@Ron R diito . My younger drinking companions laugh at that concept . I guess folks don’t like thinking about “mortality”
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@Ira Schwartz, you are just being pragmatic! I’m up there, and have plenty 00 old world wines, but wifey doesn’t enjoy them any more. Cali = instant gratification!

August West

Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Six Pinots, all made by Ed Kurtzman, of August West and Roar fame who also consults to Freeman and Mansfield Dunn. Ed joined our tasting. Elegant — a year ago

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Nicely done. Cool tasting

Sandler Wine Company

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Six Pinots, all made by Ed Kurtzman, of August West and Roar fame who also consults to Freeman and Mansfield Dunn. Ed joined our tasting. More fruity, slightly reduced. My #2. — a year ago

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