2015 Dunn 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$159.95
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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 bottles of the 2015 for you. Galloni loved its “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain) offers a striking balance of intense richness from the low yields on the mountain and the intensely mineral/savory qualities that are such signatures of the Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet. Graphite, smoke, grilled herbs, crème de cassis, menthol and iron build into the huge finish. The tannins are there, but they are buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit.” 

If you had a child born in 2015, 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:
2015
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
SKU #:
1040992
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Vinous

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain) offers a striking balance of intense richness from the low yields on the mountain and the intensely mineral/savory qualities that are such signatures of the Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet. Graphite, smoke, grilled herbs, crème de cassis, menthol and iron build into the huge finish. The tannins are there, but they are buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit.

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Wine Advocate

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain looks sensational, as most of the better efforts do in this vintage of relatively low yields. Huge sucrosity, a big, fat, juicy mouthfeel, a dense black/purple color and plenty of crème de cassis, blackberry, camphor and licorice are all present in this layered, rather highly extracted and rich wine. It should drink well for 30-40 years.