Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml - The Grape Tray
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
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Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Dunn Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.9%

Winemaker Notes:

This signature wine contains only fruit farmed on Howell Mountain. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 32 months in 100% new French oak.

Vinous
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is elegant, deep and classy. Inky dark purplish fruit, savory herbs, menthol, licorice and spice. The purity of the fruit is remarkable today. There is plenty of youthful Howell Mountain tannin, so readers will have to be patient. Bright floral accents lift the red/purplish berry fruit nicely. This is such an expressive, alluring Cabernet.

Antonio Galloni, October 2021
Wine Spectator
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Ripe and very juicy, with a youthfully compact set of plum, boysenberry and blackberry compote flavors wrapped in licorice and violet notes. This is both racy and grippy, showing serious power but with the freshness and drive to match. Delivers a long, iron accent that scores the fruit through the finish.

James Molesworth, June 2022
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a typically long-term proposition, coated in dusty tannins and cedary oak. It will take time for the cassis, blueberry and slightly pine-scented backbone of this wine to emerge, as for the moment it's almost difficult to taste. Yes, the concentration is present, the tannins are almost silky-ripe, but the structure of this medium to full-bodied wine is unassailable. Hands off for at least five years, and probably more, to judge by how past vintages have evolved.

Joe Czerwinski, May 31, 2017

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