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The Vine at Bridges USD 95.00 750ml

Dunn Napa Cabernet 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

2008 vintage red Cabernet Sauvignon Wine by Dunn from Napa, California, USA

3.8173770491803 5 0.5
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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 Napa Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,025
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/20/2013

Tight and muscular if a little floral on the nose, with dark cherry and a bit of blackberry wrapped in nuances of leather, roasted nuts and vanilla, topped with savory herbaceous and earthy complexity. Tight on the palate as well, yet with very fine balance. There’s a little bit of herb on the attack and while the mid-palate is a little compressed at this point the back end reveals beautiful blackberry and blackcurrant fruit gaining some olive notes on the finish. This shows nice, succulent, dense fruit supported by tight-grained, ripe tannins and fine supporting acidity. 95 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,025
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 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
12029064
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 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
21735324
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/18/2009

Legendary!


Snooth User: Jabasca
38819610
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 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


Snooth User: themanofstrath
9896634
5.00 5
Vintage: 1992 11/19/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: fiddlehead
4257031
5.00 5
Vintage: 1990 02/04/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: sufdog420
30649950
3.00 5
Vintage: 1983 12/27/2009

I was a little disspointed when we decanted the bottle. Maybe a little past its prime. I did open up into a beautiful, full bodied experience after a couple of hours reminding me of a classic French burgundy.


External Reviews for Dunn Napa Cabernet

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 01/17/2013

Dunns 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is loaded with blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, asphalt, melted road tar and smoke. A dark, juicy wine, the 2009 is surprisingly open for a young Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon. In this vintage, Dunns Lake Vin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/11/2012

The newest vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet from Randy Dunn, the 2009 cabernet is sure to be a high scorer. The previous vintages scored as follows: 2006=94 Pts , 2007=95 Pts, and 2008=96 Pts ...yup, I think it's gonna be a good one.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/28/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is simply extraordinary. Layers of dark fruit, flowers, licorice, spices and mint are beautifully woven together. With time in the glass the wine's striking inner perfume takes center stage. Tar, smoke, flowers... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

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
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Dunnrsquo;s normal policy is to select the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from his barrels right before bottling. Hence what I tasted was a trial blend of this wine. This year produced extremely small crops characterized by extremely cool growing seasons as well as unusually late harvests. Dunn dropped 30% of the crop in order to guarantee ripeness in his vineyard. There is no astringent tannin or vegetal characteristic to be found in this full-bodied, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Saturated full ruby. Roasted aromas of blackcurrant and black raspberry. Suppler and denser than the rsquo;99, showing more breadth and depth of fruit today. Finishes with chewy, ripe tannins and a chocolatey quality. Another barrel destined for the Howell Mountain bottling: Complex aromas of black raspberry, violet, bitter chocolate, minerals and leather. Juicy and harmonious in the mouth; dense, broad and sweet, but also possesses good spine and verve. Ripe tannins spread out to cover the entire palate. This should be very strong for the vintage. (Dunn had 20% more crop in 2000 than in rsquo;99 but on my late winter tour the 2000 samples came across as sweeter, more harmonious and more complete.)


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