Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.277 ratings
9.322 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
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.2

Still going strong but happy I drank it now. A wine that is linear in texture, less viscous- think whole milk and not heavy cream. Fresh black olives, tart black currant and plum with leathery notes. Tannins are gripping but fine and integrated- no soft velvety micro-oxygenated tannin here. Structurally very pleasant and balanced.

Still going strong but happy I drank it now. A wine that is linear in texture, less viscous- think whole milk and not heavy cream. Fresh black olives, tart black currant and plum with leathery notes. Tannins are gripping but fine and integrated- no soft velvety micro-oxygenated tannin here. Structurally very pleasant and balanced.

Jul 30th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Dark purple. Interesting nose. Notes of black cherry, volcanic ash, mocha and some dry earth. The fruit is very light, and the mouth feel is somewhat missing in the mid palate. This was consistent with other 99 Cal Cabs we’ve had.

Dark purple. Interesting nose. Notes of black cherry, volcanic ash, mocha and some dry earth. The fruit is very light, and the mouth feel is somewhat missing in the mid palate. This was consistent with other 99 Cal Cabs we’ve had.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

In an absolute beautiful place. Intense, highly expressive and layered with black raspberries, currants, leather, cedar, hints of red flowers and licorice. Finishes with excellent length, depth and dusty tannins. Terrific bottle.

In an absolute beautiful place. Intense, highly expressive and layered with black raspberries, currants, leather, cedar, hints of red flowers and licorice. Finishes with excellent length, depth and dusty tannins. Terrific bottle.

Jan 31st, 2020
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.9

Just stunning.

Just stunning.

May 4th, 2019
Yianni Stone

A perfect pairing with elk tenderloin. Bright lean red fruits, claret funk.

A perfect pairing with elk tenderloin. Bright lean red fruits, claret funk.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Tannins fully resolved here with exotic Asian / Indian spice.

Tannins fully resolved here with exotic Asian / Indian spice.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2016
DLynn

Penfolds Ambassador

9.5

Money in the bank.

Money in the bank.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Marty Winters

Bruiting and strong shouldered. This is going through a interesting change right now. Such a tannic and concentrated version from randy.

Bruiting and strong shouldered. This is going through a interesting change right now. Such a tannic and concentrated version from randy.

Jun 25th, 2015
Carole Meredith

Holding up beautifully. Taking on lovely complexity. I went to high school with Randy Dunn. Who knew?

Holding up beautifully. Taking on lovely complexity. I went to high school with Randy Dunn. Who knew?

May 27th, 2014
Mitch Cahoon

Sommelier/Wine Director Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar

9.5

Thanks mike McMahon

Thanks mike McMahon

Jun 5th, 2013