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Dunn Cabernet Napa 2004

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Notes on the Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 : DUNN VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004

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Dunn Vineyards:
Dunn Vineyards produces two labels, Howell Mountain and Napa Valley. Both wines are one hundred percent cabernet sauvignon. We produce around 2500 cases of Howell Mountain and about 1500 cases of Napa Valley. The Howell Mountain wines consist of one hundred percent Howell Mountain fruit. The Napa Valley wines include up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming fr... Read more
Dunn Vineyards produces two labels, Howell Mountain and Napa Valley. Both wines are one hundred percent cabernet sauvignon. We produce around 2500 cases of Howell Mountain and about 1500 cases of Napa Valley. The Howell Mountain wines consist of one hundred percent Howell Mountain fruit. The Napa Valley wines include up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming from Howell Mountain. This floor fruit contributes to the wine's softer approach, even though the wines usually can be laid down for 15+ years. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dunn Cabernet Napa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,836
4.50 5
11/13/2013

earthy and refined on the nose with plenty of nicely integrated oak framing candied black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Nutty nuances and a fine green olive note add attractive complexity. Smells like old school cabernet. Hard in the mouth and tannic, though well balanced with earthy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. This is powerful and a bit tight today, with tannins lending an earthy edge to the fruit. This should continue to improve. 92pts


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Snooth User: jnusser
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5.00 5
09/07/2009

Nicely done - very balanced with a lot of interesting layers of flavor - big fruit, but chalkiness kicks in 1/2 way through and softens through to the finish - overall a wonderful wine that drinks great now or will continue to age.


Snooth User: AZWine00
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5.00 5
07/18/2009

Legendary!


Snooth User: Jabasca
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5.00 5
02/21/2010

This was my first experience with a Dunn and one that I hopes keeps happening for years to come. This has layers of complexity with an outstanding eternal finish


External Reviews for Dunn Cabernet Napa

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses a black/blue/purple color, and a texture of unctuosity and thickness. Greatness is suggested by a wonderfully sweet mid-section, gorgeous purity, and this humongous wine's overall symmetry. It also possesses sumptuous layers of concentration, remarkably sweet tannin, low acidity, and a 40+ second finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2040.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/18/2010

Bright ruby. Urgent, high-pitched aromas of crushed cassis, minerals and licorice. Juicy, bright and pure, with sharply delineated flavors of cassis, bitter chocolate and licorice. Very lively wine with a firm underlying spine. Finishes with subtle b... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Highly reliant on green, cedary oak for its flavor, this tight, tannic, intense youngster finds enough ripe fruit to counter the wood, with hints of earthy currant, bell pepper, sage and tar. Requires patience. Best from 2003 through 2009.


External Review
07/06/2011

WA 94pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: I don t know whether it s me, the vintage character, or whether Randy Dunn and his son have intentionally softened their wines, but these 2004s are more opulent and up-front than previous renditions. Yet, they lack neither concentration nor richness. Those of us who have been cellaring Dunn s wines for twenty years, waiting for them to reach maturity should be thrilled by this new development. The Howell Mountain is denser and richer with blacker fruits as well as more body. Both are full-bodied, powerful Cabernets very much in keeping with his style. However, the tannins are softer and the wines reveal surprisingly developed aromatics. The 2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should last for 20-25 years. It is a brilliant achievement. rated 90+


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/18/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The powerful, strong 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain may turn out to be richer and fuller than either the 2001 or 2002, an atypical scenario. Its dense blue/purple color is followed by a big, rich nose of cassis, blueberries, minerals, and flowers. Rich, full-bodied, and powerfully tannic, it is classic Dunn stuff. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/20/2010

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, currant, underbrush and sweet oak, with medicinal and roasted nuances. Supple and broad in the mouth, with flavors of dark fruits, mocha, chocolate and fresh herbs. I get the impression of a rather wide range... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


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