Dunn Vineyards

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

2 hour decant(decent fine/cloudy sediment). A brooding dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: plum, currants, funky smoked meat, mint, and pepper. Taste: soft, smooth wine with some blackberry, sweet tobacco, earth, spiced dark chocolate and some still there slightly astringent tannins....had better Dunn. — 2 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Eric

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I think their Howell Mountain bottling is the moodiest wine I’ve ever had vintage after vintage. When it’s on, it’s too good to pass up so I buy it every year 😆
Tom Garland

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@Eric Yep....great, good, or even fair always a treat to drink aged Dunn. Cheers!

Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

All these young gents from a 2014 horizontal hosted by Mike Dunn at Brasswood estate last evening.
Thanks mike for sharing.
— 3 years ago

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I was disappointed when I opened this a year and a half ago. Maybe it was going through a dumb phase, but it wasn’t doing much for me.

Long Shadows Vintners

Sequel Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.5

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by John Duvall of Penfolds. Dark overripe berries, smoke, cassis, currant and some smoked bacon. Not the northern Rhône/Cayuse like funky Syrahs...this is more Napa Syrah that is rich, structured and voluptuous. Notes of violets and caramel. One of my favorites of the night.
— 4 years ago

Mark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

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@TheSkip definitely worth it. Held up the best after one day and was still quite vibrant.
9.4
TheSkip

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@Mark Flesher i wonder what the differences are between this and the 14. Good price on winebid for it.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Both seem to have similar praise given. 14 seems to be meatier and 15 with less meat and more fruit.

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Dark red fruit, pen ink and pencil shavings. — 10 days ago

Long Shadows Vintners

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Made by superstar winemaker, Randy Dunn, of Dunn Vineyards, the 2017 ‘Feather’ by Long Shadows is a masterful effort from this exciting warmer vintage in Washington. Once on the nose there is a lovely round core of toasty oak that wraps around the rich dark fruits, sagebrush and chocolate fudge aromatics that all meld in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a round and generous mouthfeel. The seamless effect created mid-palate is utterly fantastic. Black currants and blackberry cordial dance with shades of Black Forest Cake and espresso bean on this highly complex palate. This finishes long with dark fruits and a beam of minerality. While enticing to savor now, the 2017 ‘Feather’ will have a long life ahead of it. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to afford a two hour decant prior to enjoying. Drink 2021-2040- 95 — 2 years ago

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@Eric Bass It’s a truly incredible new WA wine 🍷
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@Martin Sher They’ve got such a brilliant lineup!

Ladera Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.3

Bottle enjoyed last night. Notes are from memory today.

While 2010 is not my favorite Napa vintage, it was not bad. In many 2010’s I’ve had, the structure, texture and body are just not quite all there. However, Howell Mountain wines, for me, faired better.

There are a number of good Howell Mountain producers, Dunn being one of my favorites. I think Ladera Vineyards is one of the more underrated Howell Mountain producers. Especially, at a Costco price of around $45.

The blue fruits that shine in Howell Mountain wines are always unmistakable. Blueberries, mulberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, raspberry cola, light spice, soft leather, saddle-wood, lavender and violets. Beautiful acidity. The structure is good. The body round and elegant. The length, tension and balance just now coming into its own. Still needs a few more years to hit its peak. The finish is soft, round, elegant and beautiful. Lasts full two minutes.

Photos of; the winery and beautiful grounds, outside terrace, special event tasting & dinning room and their Estate vines.
— 4 years ago

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Sandler Wine Company

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

Galloni seems to have it out for SLH Pinots (he also panned Liquid Farm’s recent releases) and I couldn’t disagree more. Earthy, smoked meat, hitting its stride and could go years more. Ed Kurtzman has made wine for Freeman, Roar, August West and Mansfield Dunn and his own label, Sandler, is just fine. And QPR to boot. — 13 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

Just a tremendous bottle of Napa Cabernet. In magnum and in time warp condition. Very rich and full with complex fruit and oak tones. Much sediment. Actually Estate bottled before they became their current size. Our anniversary year wine and it surpassed my wildest expectations. Bottled in old Bordeaux glass by Randy Dunn. This and Diamond Creek are great Cabernets.👍🍷🍷 — 2 years ago

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Gracias a Dios

Tobala Joven Mezcal 2018

Enjoyed at Gracias a Dios distillery Jan 2, 2019 with Andy Dunn — 4 years ago

Long Shadows Vintners

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

Shay A
9.4

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by Michel Rolland. Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Cab lovers merlot.
— 4 years ago

David, leon and 30 others liked this
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I also liked this quite a bit.
Eric

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They don’t make a bad wine at LS. Dig the whole lineup.
Ken Venezio

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Shay, We need to connect at the next Classic Wine tasting. I do most of the Southlake events with Clare. Cheers.