Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Follow up to the Clos Fourtet and to close out the Allen Brothers Ribcap. The nose reveals, dark, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries strawberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dry cranberries & blueberries. Steeped fruit tea, anise to black licorice, dark, fruit liqueur, dry crushed rocks, dry herbs, dry twigs, cinnamon, light nutmeg, clove and vanilla, leather, cedar, graphite, dry tobacco to cigar ash, dark spice, sweet tarriness, eucalyptus with candied mixed in with withering, dark florals & red, blue, purple flowers that are set in lavender. The palate is, rich, ruby and round. The mouthfeel is glorious. This is a perfect window for a first bottle of the 08 Dunn Howell Mountain. The dusty tannins are round and about 50% resolved. This 04 has another 15-20 years of good drinking ahead of it...properly stored of course. Dark, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries strawberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dry cranberries & blueberries. Steeped fruit tea, anise to black licorice, dark, fruit liqueur, dry crushed rocks, slightly, moist clay, dry herbs-sage, dry twigs, cinnamon, light nutmeg, clove and vanilla, lots of dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, leather, cedar, graphite, dry tobacco to cigar ash, dark spice, sweet tarriness, dry, dark earth, limestone minerals, slightly, moist clay, volcanics, eucalyptus with florals that are candied mixed in with withering. They are dark, red, purple, blue & violets that are set in lavender. The acidity is round and near perfection...Colorado rushing river like. The long, well knitted, balanced, elegant finish lasts minutes. Just misses 95. It will be there in another 5-7 years and could stretch to 96 at its peak. The advantage Howell Mountain has is it sits above the fog line (more sunlight hours) and benefits from cool nights giving it slightly longer vine fruit ripening & better acidity. Photos of; the legend, Owner-Winemaker Randy Dunn, an aerial view of his Howell Mountain Vineyard, barrel room and landing pad to process fruit for fermentation.

Follow up to the Clos Fourtet and to close out the Allen Brothers Ribcap. The nose reveals, dark, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries strawberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dry cranberries & blueberries. Steeped fruit tea, anise to black licorice, dark, fruit liqueur, dry crushed rocks, dry herbs, dry twigs, cinnamon, light nutmeg, clove and vanilla, leather, cedar, graphite, dry tobacco to cigar ash, dark spice, sweet tarriness, eucalyptus with candied mixed in with withering, dark florals & red, blue, purple flowers that are set in lavender. The palate is, rich, ruby and round. The mouthfeel is glorious. This is a perfect window for a first bottle of the 08 Dunn Howell Mountain. The dusty tannins are round and about 50% resolved. This 04 has another 15-20 years of good drinking ahead of it...properly stored of course. Dark, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries strawberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dry cranberries & blueberries. Steeped fruit tea, anise to black licorice, dark, fruit liqueur, dry crushed rocks, slightly, moist clay, dry herbs-sage, dry twigs, cinnamon, light nutmeg, clove and vanilla, lots of dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, leather, cedar, graphite, dry tobacco to cigar ash, dark spice, sweet tarriness, dry, dark earth, limestone minerals, slightly, moist clay, volcanics, eucalyptus with florals that are candied mixed in with withering. They are dark, red, purple, blue & violets that are set in lavender. The acidity is round and near perfection...Colorado rushing river like. The long, well knitted, balanced, elegant finish lasts minutes. Just misses 95. It will be there in another 5-7 years and could stretch to 96 at its peak. The advantage Howell Mountain has is it sits above the fog line (more sunlight hours) and benefits from cool nights giving it slightly longer vine fruit ripening & better acidity. Photos of; the legend, Owner-Winemaker Randy Dunn, an aerial view of his Howell Mountain Vineyard, barrel room and landing pad to process fruit for fermentation.

9.4

Carson Gray Delectable Pro

Sommelier, Director of Adult Beverage & Restaurant Development @ HMSHost

Out of magnum

Out of magnum

9.4

Ian Burrows Delectable Pro

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

Youngster. Expectations met. Only regret, one left, and we feel like it's an estimated 15+ years from maturity.... Eeeeek...

Youngster. Expectations met. Only regret, one left, and we feel like it's an estimated 15+ years from maturity.... Eeeeek...

9.2

Ashley Jorgenson

At jim and chalets for Jims bday. Jay loves

At jim and chalets for Jims bday. Jay loves

9.8

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

So good, and another NAHBS16 winner. #dunnvineyards

So good, and another NAHBS16 winner. #dunnvineyards

9.3

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Svelte - powerful classic Howell mountain cab aromas and exotic bouquet. Tannins soft and barely a trace of corruption.

Svelte - powerful classic Howell mountain cab aromas and exotic bouquet. Tannins soft and barely a trace of corruption.

9.4

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pretty spectacular right now. #dunnvineyards

Pretty spectacular right now. #dunnvineyards

9.3

Matthew Nagy Delectable Pro

Just starting to come into its own and open up...

Just starting to come into its own and open up...

9.1

Cyrus Hazzard Delectable Pro

Concierge Wine Sales Total Wine & More

Out of magnum. Little heat taint here, probably not stored great. Still good wine hit its peak at about 30 minutes of the decanter well-integrated oak definitely can tell it's mountain fruit hard to say what it be like if it was a clean bottle.

Out of magnum. Little heat taint here, probably not stored great. Still good wine hit its peak at about 30 minutes of the decanter well-integrated oak definitely can tell it's mountain fruit hard to say what it be like if it was a clean bottle.

9.2

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Post Thanksgiving deliciousness #dunnvineyards

Post Thanksgiving deliciousness #dunnvineyards

9.2

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