Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.329 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

The 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a total beauty from Randy and Mike Dunn. This refined and beautifully made Cabernet begins with alluring aromatics of dark cherries and blackberries, which are laced with spring florals, tobacco and graphite nuances. This showcases the Dunn’s signature winemaking style of a beautifully structured and balanced Cabernet. It continues to impress with gorgeous ripe fruit and outstanding precision and tension that pulls it all together. It's no secret that the Dunn’s are making some of Napa Valley’s finest wines up on Howell Mountain and this is a testament to the effort and experience they put into their wines. A sensational Cabernet with a long, bright future ahead.

The 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a total beauty from Randy and Mike Dunn. This refined and beautifully made Cabernet begins with alluring aromatics of dark cherries and blackberries, which are laced with spring florals, tobacco and graphite nuances. This showcases the Dunn’s signature winemaking style of a beautifully structured and balanced Cabernet. It continues to impress with gorgeous ripe fruit and outstanding precision and tension that pulls it all together. It's no secret that the Dunn’s are making some of Napa Valley’s finest wines up on Howell Mountain and this is a testament to the effort and experience they put into their wines. A sensational Cabernet with a long, bright future ahead.

Jul 11th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

2013 Howell Mtn Dunn Cab poured by the legend ... Randy Dunn himself !

2013 Howell Mtn Dunn Cab poured by the legend ... Randy Dunn himself !

Jun 16th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Since my first two bottles I brought to dinner were crap I had to order something off the list . Painfully young but has the potential to be a great bottle .

Since my first two bottles I brought to dinner were crap I had to order something off the list . Painfully young but has the potential to be a great bottle .

Jun 3rd, 2018
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.2

Huge

Huge

Feb 4th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

On the nose, bramble fruits of; wild blackberries, plum, raspberries & sweet dark cherries. Green pepper, vanilla, salted caramel, dark soils and fresh & dry dark florals. The body is medium lean, tannins are extremely soft & round. Wild blackberries, plum, raspberries, sweet dark cherries, green pepper, black oil, wood shavings, dry stone, black cherry cola, vanilla, salted caramel, dark soils and fresh & dry dark florals. The acidity pours over the palate. The finish is not quite there but Randy's wines are 20 plus year wines. However, it's well balanced with 50-50 fruit and earth. Only concern here was the green bell pepper. Photo tour of; their Howell Mountain vines, barrel rooms, low yield vines and the legendary Randy Dunn.

On the nose, bramble fruits of; wild blackberries, plum, raspberries & sweet dark cherries. Green pepper, vanilla, salted caramel, dark soils and fresh & dry dark florals. The body is medium lean, tannins are extremely soft & round. Wild blackberries, plum, raspberries, sweet dark cherries, green pepper, black oil, wood shavings, dry stone, black cherry cola, vanilla, salted caramel, dark soils and fresh & dry dark florals. The acidity pours over the palate. The finish is not quite there but Randy's wines are 20 plus year wines. However, it's well balanced with 50-50 fruit and earth. Only concern here was the green bell pepper. Photo tour of; their Howell Mountain vines, barrel rooms, low yield vines and the legendary Randy Dunn.

Jun 30th, 2017
Jess Granatiero

Dunn Howell has never disappointed. This holds true for the new 2013. The climate that year shows through in the marked black berry fruit presence. The tannins are ever present and will help keep this beauty for 20 years to come!

Dunn Howell has never disappointed. This holds true for the new 2013. The climate that year shows through in the marked black berry fruit presence. The tannins are ever present and will help keep this beauty for 20 years to come!

Apr 9th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Deep and dark ruby red. Thick, rich and rounded nose with tons of layers; bramble berries, twigs, baking spices, cinnamon sticks, black and blue fruits. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a beautiful texture, not silky but a little gritty to match this powerful wine. Big and full palate with dark fruits, black cherries, twigs and a little earthy. Full bodied with a super long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2048. (94+)

Deep and dark ruby red. Thick, rich and rounded nose with tons of layers; bramble berries, twigs, baking spices, cinnamon sticks, black and blue fruits. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a beautiful texture, not silky but a little gritty to match this powerful wine. Big and full palate with dark fruits, black cherries, twigs and a little earthy. Full bodied with a super long finish. Drink from 2019 till 2048. (94+)

Feb 9th, 2017
Scott Kahn

Nice nose of forest floor - almost like a classic Bordeaux. Leather and smoke and minerals. Still a bit tight elven after an hour after opening.

Nice nose of forest floor - almost like a classic Bordeaux. Leather and smoke and minerals. Still a bit tight elven after an hour after opening.

Dec 29th, 2018
Garrett Parker

Very nice. Can’t wait to try this wine again next year. I’m sure it will be even better.

Very nice. Can’t wait to try this wine again next year. I’m sure it will be even better.

Oct 13th, 2018
John Osgood

Superb young Cabernet.

Superb young Cabernet.

Jan 2nd, 2018