1045099

$335.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

What better way to indulge your favorite party guests than with a large format bottling of Dunn’s Howell Mountain Cabernet shared around the table? 2015 was a great vintage and it is just hitting its prime now, with the promise of another 2 decades safely ensconced in a cool cellar. This 100% varietal beauty spent 32 months in all new French oak and then another few years in the bottle. It’s a bold, layered, rich red with an unbelievable density of dark fruit followed by briar and a sweet tobacco finish.

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Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Mike Dunn
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
32 months
Oak Treatment:
100% new French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
13.3%
Score Wine Advocate:
93-95
Score Wine Spectator:
95
Score Vinous:
95+
SKU #:
1045099
Size:
1.5 Liter Bottle
VN95+

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.

WS95

Wine Spectator

A bright and juicy style, with lots of freshly crushed loganberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit jumping to the fore, followed by briar and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solid grip throughout. This is really coiled for the long haul. Best from 2022 through 2040.

WA93-95

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.