1994 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 94

Reviews for 1994 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1997
The 1994s might be ready to drink within 10-15 years. It is hard to believe these wines spend 30 months in oak casks before bottling as they are incredibly unevolved and backward when released. The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon... The 1994s might be ready to drink within 10-15 years. It is hard to believe these wines spend 30 months in oak casks before bottling as they are incredibly unevolved and backward when released. The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa reveals an opaque purple color followed by a sweet rich black currant and creme de cassis-scented nose with no evidence of oak. This fruit bomb displays considerable breadth and expansiveness on the palate in essence revealing only two dimensions - fruit and tannin. It is slightly softer and more precocious than the 1995 and 1996 so perhaps it will only need 10 rather than 15 years of cellaring. This immensely impressive Cabernet is a candidate for 20-30 years of cellaring. One of the issues about which Randy Dunn is sensitive is the fact that his wines are so remarkably consistent that it is often difficult to tell vintages apart. I think the vintage character will become more apparent when the wines are 15-20 years of age. Even the most professional palate will be inundated with a furious blast of tannin and concentrated cassis and blackberry fruit when these wines are young. With that in mind the notes for the wines reviewed in this segment do sound similar but I feel 1994 may turn out to be Dunn's finest of the three most recent vintages. At present 1995 looks to be the most tannic and 1996 similar to but softer than 1994. Given the fact that both of Dunn's debut vintages of 1979 and 1980 are still relative infants in terms of development in all likelihood the 1994s 1995s and 1996s possess a minimum of 25-30 years of aging potential!