Description

Dunn Vineyards 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum)
100% Cabernet Sauvignon | Alc: 13% Big and Bold
Napa Valley, California

Winemaker’s notes:
Dunn Vineyards 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has ripe fruit, acidity, balance and great quality. There is some viscosity in the mouth, and the barrel influence is well integrated.

Critical Acclaim:
“The blue-fruit and floral character are phenomenal here with hints of lavender and violets in addition to walnuts. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved with extremely polished fruit and chewy tannins. Love the austerity. Tension. Drink in 2020.” 98 Pts – James Suckling

“Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, rich earth, spice and liquorice are followed by a palate of striking persistence and structural amplitude. In 2013 this is typically large-scaled, fresh and built for the long haul, but Mike Dunn’s thoughtful changes to the estate’s barrel programme have resulted in more refined tannins. Brettanomyces issues that plagued the Dunn wines about 15 years ago also seem long gone, so nothing should compromise their lovely evolution in the cellar” 97 Pts – Decanter

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain boasts an opaque color, abundant notes of blackberries, spring flowers and blueberries, fabulous richness and a distinctive, singular smell of pen ink. With great intensity, formidable body, sweet tannin and a long finish, it should drink well for 25+ years.” 95-97 Pts – The Wine Advocate

“A rustic, hearty style that’s not shy about extraction, density or oak, offering a chewy mouthful of graphite- and lead pencil–shaded dark berry flavors. On the finish, this shows potential, delivering persistence despite the extracted tannins. Best from 2018 through 2030.” 91 Pts – Wine Spectator

Winery

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