Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.437 ratings
9.415 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
Mike Saviage

Deep, dark color. Sharp nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, cut Cuban cigar, black fruit and some cedar wood. Very angular in the mouth. This was good but had an odd mean streak in it that was herbal and very strong. After 7 hours of air it mellowed a bit.

Deep, dark color. Sharp nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, cut Cuban cigar, black fruit and some cedar wood. Very angular in the mouth. This was good but had an odd mean streak in it that was herbal and very strong. After 7 hours of air it mellowed a bit.

Nov 26th, 2020
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
Andrew S

Great. On the nose dark red fruits, blossoms, eucalyptus, minerals. More of the same on the palate with a lengthy finish and plenty of intrigue. Still feels young, but in an old school way.

Great. On the nose dark red fruits, blossoms, eucalyptus, minerals. More of the same on the palate with a lengthy finish and plenty of intrigue. Still feels young, but in an old school way.

Jan 18th, 2017
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