Dunn Vineyards

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Great vintage for Dunn. Needs another 10 years. — 4 days ago

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Long Shadows Wineries

Feather Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Made by Randy Dunn with Washington state grapes! Old world style and not at all a Napa fruit bomb! Quite structured but still a bit tannic.. needs more time in the bottle or a 1-2 hour decant! It got better and opened up more as the evening went on! — 5 months ago

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Gracias a Dios

Tobala Joven Mezcal 2018

Enjoyed at Gracias a Dios distillery Jan 2, 2019 with Andy Dunn — a year ago

Long Shadows Wineries

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

Shay A
9.4

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by Michel Rolland. Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Cab lovers merlot.
— a year ago

David, leon and 30 others liked this
David T

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I also liked this quite a bit.
Eric S

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They don’t make a bad wine at LS. Dig the whole lineup.
Ken Venezio

Ken Venezio

Shay, We need to connect at the next Classic Wine tasting. I do most of the Southlake events with Clare. Cheers.

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Beautiful structure of ripe cherry and black fruit, nice earthiness with tobacco coming through. Lovely Dunn fruit and the 2016 is going to age wonderfully and is already drinking well after a nice decant. — 5 days ago

Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

All these young gents from a 2014 horizontal hosted by Mike Dunn at Brasswood estate last evening.
Thanks mike for sharing.
— 9 months ago

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I was disappointed when I opened this a year and a half ago. Maybe it was going through a dumb phase, but it wasn’t doing much for me.

Ladera

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.3

Bottle enjoyed last night. Notes are from memory today.

While 2010 is not my favorite Napa vintage, it was not bad. In many 2010’s I’ve had, the structure, texture and body are just not quite all there. However, Howell Mountain wines, for me, faired better.

There are a number of good Howell Mountain producers, Dunn being one of my favorites. I think Ladera Vineyards is one of the more underrated Howell Mountain producers. Especially, at a Costco price of around $45.

The blue fruits that shine in Howell Mountain wines are always unmistakable. Blueberries, mulberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, raspberry cola, light spice, soft leather, saddle-wood, lavender and violets. Beautiful acidity. The structure is good. The body round and elegant. The length, tension and balance just now coming into its own. Still needs a few more years to hit its peak. The finish is soft, round, elegant and beautiful. Lasts full two minutes.

Photos of; the winery and beautiful grounds, outside terrace, special event tasting & dinning room and their Estate vines.
— a year ago

Craig, Kimberly and 16 others liked this

Long Shadows Wineries

Chester-Kidder Columbia Valley Red Blend 2014

Shay A
9.3

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

Approachable red blend. To me, this is the pop and pour wine out of the lineup. Very plush. This reminds me of Flora Springs Trilogy Blend out of Napa with a bit more fruit on the finish. More milk chocolate than dark. Boysenberry, blue and black fruit medley.
— a year ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
David, "Odedi" and 24 others liked this
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

A cab that wants to be a syrah. Black fruit dominant front, some weediness in the middle, but then rounds out rather nicely on the finish. Has a lot of black pepper on the end. Still showing some tannin here, and even a little bit of heat on the finish. I respectfully disagree with the 94.6 average on CT, as IMO this wine is a bit too unidimensional, but perhaps it is just because it's young. It echoes a previous experience I had with this wine a few years ago.
9.0

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 1993

Shay A
9.6

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!


This is one of those bottles that you may never see again and because of that, expectations are crazy high...thankfully, this delivered. When I had the opportunity to purchase one of these (provenance perfect, as the purchaser acquired directly from Dunn), I was very intrigued. My understanding is this wine was made during ‘92, ‘93, ‘94 and ‘95.

Upon opening, I was shocked (though I shouldn’t of been) that it seemed to need a lot of air. Undoubtedly purple core in the glass, with a fading rim. It leapt from the glass revealing a very floral profile of potpourri, violets and sage, along with cassis, underripe blackberries and cedar. On the palate, the tannins have integrated smoothly and acidity keeps it afloat with an energetic vibe. There are notes of leather, herbs, plum, crunchy black cranberries with a finish showing cracked black pepper, dusty graphite, iron and a touch of dark cocoa. Continuously evolved over two hours. If I was served this blind, there is no way I could even consider this was Petite Sirah. Maybe a late ‘80s right bank cab franc blend would be my guess, or an older Barolo from a top producer. A truly magical profile and experience, one I hope to be fortunate to be a part of again!
— 2 months ago

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@Bryan Kesting : Cheers to you guys! Looking forward to the next time we all get to enjoy some good wine together!
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@Shay A : indeed...have a great Thanksgiving!

Long Shadows Wineries

Sequel Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.5

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by John Duvall of Penfolds. Dark overripe berries, smoke, cassis, currant and some smoked bacon. Not the northern Rhône/Cayuse like funky Syrahs...this is more Napa Syrah that is rich, structured and voluptuous. Notes of violets and caramel. One of my favorites of the night.
— a year ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
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Mark Flesher

@TheSkip definitely worth it. Held up the best after one day and was still quite vibrant.
9.4
TheSkip

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@Mark Flesher i wonder what the differences are between this and the 14. Good price on winebid for it.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Both seem to have similar praise given. 14 seems to be meatier and 15 with less meat and more fruit.