Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.342 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

What better way to celebrate my 30th birthday than with a bottle of birth year wine, at the monthly 4th Friday event and with other incredible wines around...AND my 1,000 bottle of wine!

What an absolute incredible bottle for 30-yr old Napa Cab. Randy Dunn sure knows how to make them, even in tough vintages. I got zero green pepper out of this. Dark fruit middle that is surrounded by red fruit (rhubarb, black cherry) and an incredible tannic structure that only Howell Mtn Wines can provide. Best ‘88 Napa I’ve had.

What better way to celebrate my 30th birthday than with a bottle of birth year wine, at the monthly 4th Friday event and with other incredible wines around...AND my 1,000 bottle of wine!

What an absolute incredible bottle for 30-yr old Napa Cab. Randy Dunn sure knows how to make them, even in tough vintages. I got zero green pepper out of this. Dark fruit middle that is surrounded by red fruit (rhubarb, black cherry) and an incredible tannic structure that only Howell Mtn Wines can provide. Best ‘88 Napa I’ve had.

Apr 27th, 2018
Erik Ackerman

The 88 has held up beautifully.

The 88 has held up beautifully.

Dec 20th, 2015
Adrienne Stillman

Drinking beautifully and celebrating the end of an era at Tra Vigne

Drinking beautifully and celebrating the end of an era at Tra Vigne

Dec 5th, 2015
Ryan Saccomano

Perfumed, lively and fresh. Just entering maturity.

Perfumed, lively and fresh. Just entering maturity.

Jun 11th, 2015
Molly Brooks

Smokey dying red fruit, in a good way. I don't even really want to try to describe it...#dunnvineyards #howellmountain #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon

Smokey dying red fruit, in a good way. I don't even really want to try to describe it...#dunnvineyards #howellmountain #napavalley #cabernetsauvignon

Apr 27th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Birth year wine!!! Dried up shriveled brambly fruit, stinky old leather, roasted red peppers, decaying underbrush. Tannins are ironed out, acidity is balanced. 13% alcohol--good luck finding that now. I would curl up in bed next to this wine.

Birth year wine!!! Dried up shriveled brambly fruit, stinky old leather, roasted red peppers, decaying underbrush. Tannins are ironed out, acidity is balanced. 13% alcohol--good luck finding that now. I would curl up in bed next to this wine.

Apr 27th, 2015
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.7

2 bs night. Perfect. Delicious. Balanced. Elegant.

2 bs night. Perfect. Delicious. Balanced. Elegant.

Feb 21st, 2015
William Meznarich

Texas distributor

10

Breathtaking. So much time left in this bottle.

Breathtaking. So much time left in this bottle.

Aug 15th, 2014
Fahara Zamorano

Still had so much life.

Still had so much life.

Jul 27th, 2014
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

9.3

Old Cali cab is still popping. So much acid and life. Love tasting wines like this.

Old Cali cab is still popping. So much acid and life. Love tasting wines like this.

Apr 3rd, 2014