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2014 Dunn Vineyards Napa Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States

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"The mountain really determined the style of the wine. It became obvious right away that the grapes up here were much more powerful than down on the valley floor. I just made t...

  • 96 Decanter
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"Notes of black cherry, cassis, graphite, incense, spice and rich soil preface an authoritative, intense wine with a lovely chassis of fine but firm tannins, underpinned by vibrant acidity: quintessential Dunn Howell Mountain. Under Mike Dunn's thoughtful stewardship, the family's wines have become more refined; largely thanks to more carefully chosen barrels. But while this wine may be less forbidding in its youth than the vintages of the 1990s, let it sleep for a decade to reveal its potential complexity. "

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"The mountain really determined the style of the wine. It became obvious right away that the grapes up here were much more powerful than down on the valley floor. I just made the wine itself the same way we did at Caymus, it just was a more tannic wine due to the place. Led by Bill Smith, Randy and a few other winemakers and grape growers proposed and defined the distinctive Howell Mountain AVA. The AVA’s boundary starts at an elevation of 1400’ so even when it is cool and foggy on the valley floor, it is sunny and breezy up on the mountain. Our wine epitomizes the Howell Mountain Cabernet: deep concentration, bold, massive, ultra rich and elegant." -Randy Dunn

"The Napa Valley wines are a blend of our Howell Mountain fruit and a small quantity of valley floor fruit that we purchase. This valley floor fruit contributes to the wine’s earlier approachability and softer tannic structure." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105284
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

96 - Decanter

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box