2014 Dunn 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95
VN96+WA95

Dunn’s Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1979, is still going strong today at age 39. This bottling is an icon of the valley, and we were lucky enough to secure a handful of cases of the 2014 for you. Galloni loved its “Captivating violet lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, kirsch, licorice and mocha. Plush and fine-grained; extremely deep in the middle palate but this extremely rich wine impresses as much for its finesse as for its sheer density and power. Finishes with wonderfully harmonious tannins and great slow-mounting length. Owing to its sheer density and baby fat, the wine is edge-free from the start, but it's likely to evolve at a snail's pace and last for decades.

If you had a child born in 2014, and want to set aside an heirloom that they can drink on their 30th, 40th, and likely 50th birthday, this is a must for your collection. A great wine with so many more moons ahead of it!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Mike Dunn
Vintage:
2014
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
SKU #:
1WDUN14CS3HOWELL
WA95

Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has an incredibly evocative nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and fresh wild blueberries with touches of chocolate mints, tilled soil, yeast extract, chargrill and scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with fresh, crunchy black fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with bags of energy.

VN96+

Vinous

Dark ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, kirsch, licorice and mocha. Plush and fine-grained; extremely deep in the middle palate but this extremely rich wine impresses as much for its finesse as for its sheer density and power. Finishes with wonderfully harmonious tannins and great slow-mounting length. Owing to its sheer density and baby fat, the wine is edge-free from the start, but it's likely to evolve at a snail's pace and last for decades.