2008. Fabulous! A bit of spice to go with the deep fruit hints. Buy this if you find it. — 5 hours ago
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Summit View in the Walla Walla Valley as well as Dionysus, Weinbau and Den Hoed Benches Vineyards. Made by legendary winemaker, Randy Dunn, of Dunn Vineyards fame, this reveals dense core, with an inviting nose of crème de cassis, Turkish coffee, red bell pepper, with hints of white pepper and sagebrush. The palate unveils a silky texture and a beautiful mouthfeel. Decadent blueberry compote, mocha, black tea, anise and sagebrush flavors all impress. The gorgeous bright acidity adds to the enjoyment here. Balanced and rich, this stunning wine will cellar well for the next two decades. While it is delicious now, try to resist this for at least two more years. Drink 2020-2040-95 — a month ago
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. — 6 months ago
One of those wines that draw you in with the aromatics and keep you with the delicious taste. Licorice, iron, truffle, and cherry. Slightly tannic with a long finish. — 2 months ago
Enjoyed at Gracias a Dios distillery Jan 2, 2019 with Andy Dunn — 3 months ago
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 is the 100% cab done by Randy Dunn. Very perfumed. Great aromatics of violet, blackberry and bing cherries. Cedar and cassis with awesome acidity here. Not Dunn Howell Mtn life in this, but the longest lived one out of the Wines I tried tonight. — 7 months ago