1986 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 92

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1996
Two of the most impressive wines in these tastings both of Dunn's 1986s tasted like 3-4-year old Cabernets rather than 10-year old adolescents. The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is still tight but it reveals more openness... Two of the most impressive wines in these tastings both of Dunn's 1986s tasted like 3-4-year old Cabernets rather than 10-year old adolescents. The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is still tight but it reveals more openness and gobs of sweet mineral-laden black-raspberry and cassis fruit. The fruit dominates the wine's structure a positive sign given all the wine's tannin and body. Rich pure and youthful this 1986 is accessible now but will unquestionably last another 20+ years. It is a profound well-balanced Cabernet with well-integrated acidity and tannin. The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings one conducted in May 1996 in California and the other in June 1996 in Baltimore.</P>
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1986
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Winery

Dunn

Dunn Vineyards is a celebrated family-owned and operated estate in Howell Mountain, a subregion of the Napa Valley AVA. In 1979, Randy Dunn and his wife Lori moved with their son Mike into a home on the outskirts of the quiet town of Angwin. While the valley floor inspired farmers to plant vineyards and make wine, Howell Mountain captured Randy’s heart.

From these mountain vineyards, the Dunn family made its mark on the wine industry, and the land in turn made its mark on the family. They now own over 200 acres of land, 35 acres of which are planted to vines - 29 acres to Cabernet Sauvignon, and a small parcel for Mike Dunn’s Petite Sirah, released under the Retro Cellars label. Another 63 forested acres are entrusted to the Napa Valley Land Trust. The Dunn’s continue to produce two of the best regional examples of Cabernet Sauvignon, one from Howell Mountain and one from Napa Valley.