Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.357 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

A big spectacular cab that was decantered for hours. Tasted at Howell Mountain tasting. This one could go on for years.

A big spectacular cab that was decantered for hours. Tasted at Howell Mountain tasting. This one could go on for years.

Jun 23rd, 2019
David Kline

Red, resinous currant with a licorice twist. Warm blackberry, dark toast, vanilla, cedar and sweet tabac seamlessly tailored, even at such a young age. Fresh gingerbread oven, too. Silk suit of tannins; loose stitching. Wound tightly showing sinewy potential and a Christmas cactus of sutured fruits bursting at the seams with liquid graphite and black currant reduction with fresh cassis and olive berry. Violets, treacle and black tea. Onyx train of a witch bride all the way down Howell mountain! #Dunn #DunnVineyards #napacab #napacabernet #Napa #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #cabernetacademy #cabernetday #cabernetsauvignon #californiaclassic

Red, resinous currant with a licorice twist. Warm blackberry, dark toast, vanilla, cedar and sweet tabac seamlessly tailored, even at such a young age. Fresh gingerbread oven, too. Silk suit of tannins; loose stitching. Wound tightly showing sinewy potential and a Christmas cactus of sutured fruits bursting at the seams with liquid graphite and black currant reduction with fresh cassis and olive berry. Violets, treacle and black tea. Onyx train of a witch bride all the way down Howell mountain! #Dunn #DunnVineyards #napacab #napacabernet #Napa #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #cabernetacademy #cabernetday #cabernetsauvignon #californiaclassic

Aug 12th, 2018
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9.5

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is one of the most exotic, flamboyant young wines I have ever tasted from Randy and Mike Dunn. Graphite, cherry liqueur, smoke, licorice, plums and crème de cassis, open up in an alluring Cabernet Sauvignon that melds together ripeness and structure... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is one of the most exotic, flamboyant young wines I have ever tasted from Randy and Mike Dunn. Graphite, cherry liqueur, smoke, licorice, plums and crème de cassis, open up in an alluring Cabernet Sauvignon that melds together ripeness and structure... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

Mar 14th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Deep ruby red. A little savory on the nose with tons of red and black cherries as well as a little baking spices. Heavy mountain tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Great layers on the palate with bramble berries, black cherries, and a bit woody. Balanced acidity and intense structure. Nice texture with a bit of gravel in the long finish. Drink till 2042.

Deep ruby red. A little savory on the nose with tons of red and black cherries as well as a little baking spices. Heavy mountain tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Great layers on the palate with bramble berries, black cherries, and a bit woody. Balanced acidity and intense structure. Nice texture with a bit of gravel in the long finish. Drink till 2042.

Feb 9th, 2017
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.4

Polished

Polished

Oct 24th, 2016
Clayton Bahr

Palate crushing

Palate crushing

Aug 15th, 2016
Conrad Green

Thick and juicy. Very ripe. Probably too young to really judge this.

Thick and juicy. Very ripe. Probably too young to really judge this.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Rahul Mukherjee

Strawberry, cherry

Strawberry, cherry

Oct 21st, 2017
Robert A. Manchester IV

Subtle nose. I'm getting some pepper tones. But not pronounced. First sip is smooth with a bite finish. Green pepper draw back. Subtle earth. Low alcohol.

Subtle nose. I'm getting some pepper tones. But not pronounced. First sip is smooth with a bite finish. Green pepper draw back. Subtle earth. Low alcohol.

Sep 16th, 2017
Sam Shepard

Punch in the mouth up front. Lots of fruit and tannins that need time to soften but have great potential for age

Punch in the mouth up front. Lots of fruit and tannins that need time to soften but have great potential for age

Apr 6th, 2017