Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Ratings on Delectable

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

A naturally dark vintage from a classic restrained producer

A naturally dark vintage from a classic restrained producer

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Randy Dunn makes wine for your retirement and perhaps your grandkids. This 02 is just coming into it's elegance/groove. When you consider it's been in bottle for basically 12 years, it's still a pretty big wine. Tannins are resolving but still packs a palate punch. On the nose, it's a wild berry blend, baking spices and a mix of dry and fresh roses. The fruits start elegant transitioning to juicy & finishing with dry medium tannins. Blackberries, black cherries, black plum, raspberries with very ripe juicy strawberries painting the back palate. The mix of fruit is incredible. Baking spices of caramel & vanilla, just a touch of spice; allspice & light sage, black tea, dessert style dark minerals that finish with dry crushed rocks, graphite & eucalyptus. Followed by; raspberry cola and acidity that is just short of perfect. The finish pierces the mid palate with dark tannins. However, the mixed berry fruit finishes long, juicy to dry & with sheer beautiful elegance. The finish lasts & lasts. It's simply a guilty pleasure. I have two more bottles. I'll have one in 7 more years and the last in 15 years. Love to note the changes! That's the really enjoyable part of cellaring wine.

Randy Dunn makes wine for your retirement and perhaps your grandkids. This 02 is just coming into it's elegance/groove. When you consider it's been in bottle for basically 12 years, it's still a pretty big wine. Tannins are resolving but still packs a palate punch. On the nose, it's a wild berry blend, baking spices and a mix of dry and fresh roses. The fruits start elegant transitioning to juicy & finishing with dry medium tannins. Blackberries, black cherries, black plum, raspberries with very ripe juicy strawberries painting the back palate. The mix of fruit is incredible. Baking spices of caramel & vanilla, just a touch of spice; allspice & light sage, black tea, dessert style dark minerals that finish with dry crushed rocks, graphite & eucalyptus. Followed by; raspberry cola and acidity that is just short of perfect. The finish pierces the mid palate with dark tannins. However, the mixed berry fruit finishes long, juicy to dry & with sheer beautiful elegance. The finish lasts & lasts. It's simply a guilty pleasure. I have two more bottles. I'll have one in 7 more years and the last in 15 years. Love to note the changes! That's the really enjoyable part of cellaring wine.

9.4

Kenneth Korsbæk Delectable Pro

Corked

Corked

6.1

Web Bond Delectable Pro

Needs time

Needs time

9.1

Mikey Giugni Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Scar of the Sea wines & ciders

Classic.

Classic.

9.5

Dave Smigielski Delectable Pro

Very dry cork. Took almost 2 hours in the decanter to open up then it was beautiful

Very dry cork. Took almost 2 hours in the decanter to open up then it was beautiful

9.2

Eric Hastings Delectable Pro

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

One of California's best

One of California's best

9.5

Kevin Walsh Delectable Pro

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

Fantastic, complex, integrated and balanced.

Fantastic, complex, integrated and balanced.

9.8

Elizabeth Darden Delectable Pro

Napa classic

Napa classic

9.9

Stuart Dershaw

Held in my cellar and first to be opened from this case. Drinking well with tobacco currants and a lingering dark cherry finish.

Held in my cellar and first to be opened from this case. Drinking well with tobacco currants and a lingering dark cherry finish.

9.3

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