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2001 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

USA California North Coast Napa Howell Mountain

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Professional Reviews

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 6/2011
93 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC 2/2005
88 points Wine Spectator 11/2004

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Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Mike P.
Mike P.

Rated  on Sep 27, 2009

Decanted 3+ hours. A very classic cabernet, and not in the best of ways.
Dark and dense, the nose showed absolutely nothing save for a slight note of cassis, very ungiving indeed.
The palate had some `iron grip old Cali Cab' stylings. Realizing these need decades and not just years, we continued on anywho. All correct black fruits of currant and blackberries with some hints of leather, tar, & coffee beans. The tannins clobber and the clunky feel never really dissipates. The mouth feel is mid weight and the finish admirable.
A very correct wine if one wants to just drink correct wines. I don't. I want show and schnizzle, so the implied flaw in this case may be a byproduct of the taster and not the wine. My score may not be fair, but a 89 seems about right to me tonight.

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