Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.417 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

No formal notes.

No formal notes.

Sep 10th, 2022
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon, although still very young.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, tobacco, peppercorn, chocolates, graphite and dark coffee.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Medium plus on the finish with grippy tannins and tangy cherries.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Not very big, but it's nice to see this moderate alcohol version of a Napa Cabernet.

Wine Spectator 95 points.

Already drinking beautifully, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious and engaging.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 32 months in (100% new) French oak barrels.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$150.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon, although still very young.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, tobacco, peppercorn, chocolates, graphite and dark coffee.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Medium plus on the finish with grippy tannins and tangy cherries.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Not very big, but it's nice to see this moderate alcohol version of a Napa Cabernet.

Wine Spectator 95 points.

Already drinking beautifully, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious and engaging.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 32 months in (100% new) French oak barrels.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$150.

Feb 4th, 2022
Amit Srivastava

Deep, dark and dry . Not super big. Chewy too! Enjoyed this wine.

Deep, dark and dry . Not super big. Chewy too! Enjoyed this wine.

Nov 1st, 2023
Nathan Renfro

My first bottle of the ‘16. This is drinking really well right now, and I can’t wait to see it in 10 years. Fruit is ripe, tannins are tight but approachable. Black and red fruit. Acidity still strong but also approachable. Overall well structured and integrated. Just gonna get better with time, but like I said, it can be pnp, but with patience it’ll be fantastic. I agree with WS 95 rating.

My first bottle of the ‘16. This is drinking really well right now, and I can’t wait to see it in 10 years. Fruit is ripe, tannins are tight but approachable. Black and red fruit. Acidity still strong but also approachable. Overall well structured and integrated. Just gonna get better with time, but like I said, it can be pnp, but with patience it’ll be fantastic. I agree with WS 95 rating.

Aug 3rd, 2023
Ed Chin

The first one that I thought was on the approachable side.

The first one that I thought was on the approachable side.

Apr 24th, 2023
Amit Srivastava

Solid. Big and structured

Solid. Big and structured

Dec 25th, 2022
Ethan Karas

Steak night.

Steak night.

Jan 6th, 2022
Adriana Fabbro

Chewy.

Chewy.

Nov 8th, 2021
Nathan Renfro

Same ratings as before. Just give it a nice long decant.

Same ratings as before. Just give it a nice long decant.

Jul 22nd, 2021
Erika Truong

Bold, leather but just enough fruit

Bold, leather but just enough fruit

Jun 22nd, 2021