1988 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • JG 94

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John Gilman - View From The Cellar, August 2014
Randy Dunn’s 1988 Napa bottling of cabernet is starting to drink very well indeed and is impressively complex and soil-driven in personality. The deep and very pure nose wafts from the glass in a blend of cassis, black... Randy Dunn’s 1988 Napa bottling of cabernet is starting to drink very well indeed and is impressively complex and soil-driven in personality. The deep and very pure nose wafts from the glass in a blend of cassis, black cherries, dried eucalyptus, lovely minerality and a topnote of cigar smoke. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very complex, with a fine core, superb focus and grip and outstanding length and grip on the long and classy finish. There is still a bit of backend tannin here, but the wine is now entering its plateau of peak maturity, where it should delight for the next three decades. A superb wine from a rather difficult vintage. 2014- 2040.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1988

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.