Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
Our signature wine contains only fruit farmed by us here in our vineyards on Howell Mountain. The wine comes in a distinctive bottle that is hand dipped in red wax.
Dark ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, kirsch, licorice and mocha. Plush and fine-grained; extremely deep in the middle palate but this extremely rich wine impresses as much for its finesse as for its sheer density and power. Finishes with wonderfully harmonious tannins and great slow-mounting length. Owing to its sheer density and baby fat, the wine is edge-free from the start, but it's likely to evolve at a snail's pace and last for decades.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has an incredibly evocative nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and fresh wild blueberries with touches of chocolate mints, tilled soil, yeast extract, chargrill and scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with fresh, crunchy black fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with bags of energy.
I love this wine’s seamless freshness and floral aromas, savoury mineral and graphite flavours, harmonious tannins and long, rich finish. A more midweight style than usual, reflecting the vintage.