Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.443 ratings
9.414 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.2

5L, in a beautiful place. One of the better Dunn I've had.

5L, in a beautiful place. One of the better Dunn I've had.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2016
Rob Marini

Drinks like its 3 years old. Spicy, fruity, bold - delicious!

Drinks like its 3 years old. Spicy, fruity, bold - delicious!

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Crusty old Dunn is a great way to start the week!

Crusty old Dunn is a great way to start the week!

Mar 14th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

One of the best Dunns ive ever had.

One of the best Dunns ive ever had.

May 4th, 2016
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

10

86 HM - what else to say other than it's the wine that got me into wine; every time I taste it I remember why I got started in this business.. First tried at 16 years old at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver with my Dad. Today, a couple decades later, got to enjoy it again from 5L surrounded by good friends and family. 10 is for all of it, not just the wine. Grateful to Jason and Sarah Heller for their generosity. #happyeaster

86 HM - what else to say other than it's the wine that got me into wine; every time I taste it I remember why I got started in this business.. First tried at 16 years old at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver with my Dad. Today, a couple decades later, got to enjoy it again from 5L surrounded by good friends and family. 10 is for all of it, not just the wine. Grateful to Jason and Sarah Heller for their generosity. #happyeaster

Mar 28th, 2016
Kerrin Laz

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

9.4

Awesome treat. Fresh and vibrant.

Awesome treat. Fresh and vibrant.

Sep 26th, 2014
Boxer Briefs

Had the same bottle in a restaurant almost three years ago to the week. This bottle with a much scarier cork was way better. Amazing, bright red fruit, acid for days, really surprising, 13%, awesome.

Had the same bottle in a restaurant almost three years ago to the week. This bottle with a much scarier cork was way better. Amazing, bright red fruit, acid for days, really surprising, 13%, awesome.

Sep 17th, 2016
Doug Powers

Great fruit, great balance, this has depth and complexity, very long finish, needs more cellaring.

Great fruit, great balance, this has depth and complexity, very long finish, needs more cellaring.

Feb 4th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Another great older Dunn HM that is drinking well in a Bordeaux style. This had the higher acid, lower alcohol & ripeness that I love in older Cali Cabs with lots of dry, sweet red cherry, berry fruits, cedar, dried herbs, licorice spice, & tobacco.

Another great older Dunn HM that is drinking well in a Bordeaux style. This had the higher acid, lower alcohol & ripeness that I love in older Cali Cabs with lots of dry, sweet red cherry, berry fruits, cedar, dried herbs, licorice spice, & tobacco.

May 12th, 2019
Brooks Bolsinger

Plum and warmth on the nose. Blackberries, cherry, and green pepper, rosemary and peppercorn through the middle, with a lingering tannin finish. Wonderful. A delight at this age.

Plum and warmth on the nose. Blackberries, cherry, and green pepper, rosemary and peppercorn through the middle, with a lingering tannin finish. Wonderful. A delight at this age.

Mar 9th, 2019