Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.354 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Cassis. VA. Resolved

Cassis. VA. Resolved

Jan 29th, 2021
Shawn R

As expected, heavy sediment stuck to the bottle. Two hour decant ran through Venturi. Jet black in the glass, cinnamon, chalk and green veggies on the nose- no signs of age. Black currant, French roast and earth fills out the palette. Amazed that the tannins and acidity are in harmony. Distinct, lingering finish that goes on and never ends with smoke being the highlight. The time is now. @Jennifer Saxby

As expected, heavy sediment stuck to the bottle. Two hour decant ran through Venturi. Jet black in the glass, cinnamon, chalk and green veggies on the nose- no signs of age. Black currant, French roast and earth fills out the palette. Amazed that the tannins and acidity are in harmony. Distinct, lingering finish that goes on and never ends with smoke being the highlight. The time is now. @Jennifer Saxby

3 people found it helpfulAug 15th, 2016
Jason Kissane

Great Cab! Balancing black fruits with a lovely herbal component. Still some pretty solid tannin there. And I'm Dunn 😉

Great Cab! Balancing black fruits with a lovely herbal component. Still some pretty solid tannin there. And I'm Dunn 😉

2 people found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Scott e

Dark purple color with lots of fruit balanced by graphite and earthy notes. Plenty of life too. Impressive effort by Dunn

Dark purple color with lots of fruit balanced by graphite and earthy notes. Plenty of life too. Impressive effort by Dunn

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2014
Yianni Stone

1.5L

1.5L

Jun 25th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Dark plum, strawberry pulp, intense savory quality. Vibrancy in the finish with an honest 30 second length. Slight menthol finish. The pride of Howell Mountain!

Dark plum, strawberry pulp, intense savory quality. Vibrancy in the finish with an honest 30 second length. Slight menthol finish. The pride of Howell Mountain!

May 10th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.1

Dunn wines never tire.

Dunn wines never tire.

Apr 1st, 2017
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.6

Stunner. Not at all shocking. But stunning. Better as the Brett comes out.

Stunner. Not at all shocking. But stunning. Better as the Brett comes out.

Feb 8th, 2016
Ziggy Eschliman

Wine Journalist/Host Wine Wednesday

9.5

Gorgeous dried violets, currants, blackberries, dried herbs & a bunch of deliciousness! #dunnvineyards #KillerCab

Gorgeous dried violets, currants, blackberries, dried herbs & a bunch of deliciousness! #dunnvineyards #KillerCab

May 19th, 2015
Bethany Kacich

What a babe! Eucayumyum.

What a babe! Eucayumyum.

Oct 25th, 2014