1998 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1998 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
Dunn's normal policy is to select the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from his barrels right before bottling. Hence what I tasted was a trial blend of this wine. This year produced extremely small crops characterized by extremely... Dunn's normal policy is to select the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from his barrels right before bottling. Hence what I tasted was a trial blend of this wine. This year produced extremely small crops characterized by extremely cool growing seasons as well as unusually late harvests. Randy Dunn dropped 40% of his crop in 1998 in order to attain ripeness. Consequently this wine does not possess the herbaceousness or weediness found in many 1998 Howell Mountain Cabernets
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2001
Bright ruby. Cassis minerals and mint on the nose. Very tight and a bit musclebound but the flavors of darkest berries and licorice are vibrant and pristine. Juicy firmly tannic and quite long with miraculously little... Bright ruby. Cassis minerals and mint on the nose. Very tight and a bit musclebound but the flavors of darkest berries and licorice are vibrant and pristine. Juicy firmly tannic and quite long with miraculously little greenness for a mountain cabernet in '98. Very unevolved today. My bottle showed more thickness with extended aeration. Randy Dunn dropped nearly half of his fruit in order to get the rest ripe in '98 and has produced highly successful cabernets in the context of the vintage. 90(+?) points