Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.435 ratings
9.413 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

Still some tannins and a good amount of fruit. I don’t think it will be any better with age .

Still some tannins and a good amount of fruit. I don’t think it will be any better with age .

May 28th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

From magnum.

I don’t mind a hint of Brett but...(this has two-three hints).

From magnum.

I don’t mind a hint of Brett but...(this has two-three hints).

Dec 8th, 2017
Amy Morgan

Dunn...how do I love thee, let me count the ways. A gorgeous expressive nose of black olives, black cherries, dried red currants, cigar box, and bay leaf. The palate shows such refined elegance with medium+ body, fine grained tannins, bright acidity and a pronounced flavor intensity of black cherries, red plums and black raspberries well integrated with notes of black olives, dried oregano, bay leaf, cigar box, soft leather, and violet leaves. Each flavor pops and shines until the extremely long finish. People always ask me about my favorite Napa producers for long-term aging and Dunn is always at the top of my list!

Dunn...how do I love thee, let me count the ways. A gorgeous expressive nose of black olives, black cherries, dried red currants, cigar box, and bay leaf. The palate shows such refined elegance with medium+ body, fine grained tannins, bright acidity and a pronounced flavor intensity of black cherries, red plums and black raspberries well integrated with notes of black olives, dried oregano, bay leaf, cigar box, soft leather, and violet leaves. Each flavor pops and shines until the extremely long finish. People always ask me about my favorite Napa producers for long-term aging and Dunn is always at the top of my list!

2 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

Our good friends were kind enough to share this incredible wine wth us from their cellar!!!
what can I possibly say about this wine that has never been said before. It is the epitome of opulence: Rich, dark fruit, bold yet seductive. I truly think the only way to enjoy a Dunn to its full potential is if it is 20+ years old. This was in full stride and was absolutely amazing! Thank you Bill and Jill! This was definitely my wine of the night in comparison to the Pomerol!

Our good friends were kind enough to share this incredible wine wth us from their cellar!!!
what can I possibly say about this wine that has never been said before. It is the epitome of opulence: Rich, dark fruit, bold yet seductive. I truly think the only way to enjoy a Dunn to its full potential is if it is 20+ years old. This was in full stride and was absolutely amazing! Thank you Bill and Jill! This was definitely my wine of the night in comparison to the Pomerol!

Jul 3rd, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Josh Westover says 96 pts !

Josh Westover says 96 pts !

Apr 10th, 2016
David Eckert

Magnum goodness. Horse shit and wet mushrooms with dried lavender.

Magnum goodness. Horse shit and wet mushrooms with dried lavender.

Feb 20th, 2016
David L

92' Mag tasted much better then the 750. The mag has got 15+ years left in it. We enjoyed this wine over a three hour plus party. Excellent effort!

92' Mag tasted much better then the 750. The mag has got 15+ years left in it. We enjoyed this wine over a three hour plus party. Excellent effort!

Oct 18th, 2015
Jordana Giovannoni

One of Napa's greatest producers Dunn Vineyards. How I always love a wine that should be drank after decades of aging. This was still adolescent but beautiful. Howell mountain dark brambly fruit with great sensuality and finesse on the palate.

One of Napa's greatest producers Dunn Vineyards. How I always love a wine that should be drank after decades of aging. This was still adolescent but beautiful. Howell mountain dark brambly fruit with great sensuality and finesse on the palate.

May 26th, 2014
Doug Powers

Dark, rich, tannic, this probably needs 20 more years of cellaring, kind of an outlier in this group??

Dark, rich, tannic, this probably needs 20 more years of cellaring, kind of an outlier in this group??

Feb 4th, 2020
Ira Schwartz

I can not recall the last time I drank a '92 California Cabernet , additionally this is the most approachable Dunn HM I recall tasting. On the nose a potpourri of herbs, tobacco and leather. Full bodied in the mouth with smooth tannins buffering and onslaught of dark fruits.. A very nice extended finish is the icing on the cake for this terrific wine.

I can not recall the last time I drank a '92 California Cabernet , additionally this is the most approachable Dunn HM I recall tasting. On the nose a potpourri of herbs, tobacco and leather. Full bodied in the mouth with smooth tannins buffering and onslaught of dark fruits.. A very nice extended finish is the icing on the cake for this terrific wine.

Mar 31st, 2017