Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.434 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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
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
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
Andrew Steffensmeier

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
Sean Shafik

Cork toast, but the wine shines. Old bdx with Cali fruit still holding on

Cork toast, but the wine shines. Old bdx with Cali fruit still holding on

Jan 15th, 2017