2002 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • IWC 93
  • CG 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2002 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
Bright saturated ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis minerals gunpowder and spices. Densely packed but nicely delineated with primary fruit-driven flavors of blackcurrant and spices. Very juicy and suave but still quite... Bright saturated ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis minerals gunpowder and spices. Densely packed but nicely delineated with primary fruit-driven flavors of blackcurrant and spices. Very juicy and suave but still quite youthfully unevolved. Finishes with firm but smooth tannins. This calls for considerably more patience than the Napa Valley bottling but even today there's a pleasing pliancy of texture. This held up extremely well in the recorked bottle. 93 points
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, August 2008
From its very deep, currant-and-sweet-spice aromas to its keenly defined and concentrated varietal flavors, this compelling young effort is wonderfully rich without being flamboyant or flashy or beholden to runaway... From its very deep, currant-and-sweet-spice aromas to its keenly defined and concentrated varietal flavors, this compelling young effort is wonderfully rich without being flamboyant or flashy or beholden to runaway ripeness and oak. It is uncommonly well tailored for the big wine that it is, and it shows fine fruity length even while finishing with considerable tannins. It is far from its best and, given the capability for lengthy aging shown by Dunn Cabernets over the years, we feel safe in setting this one aside for a decade or more.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2012
Notably elegant and refined this shows good density. The core of mixed flavors includes dried currant savory herb cedar and mineral. Firm in body and tannins ending with a cigar box-cedar-tobacco allure.-2002 California... Notably elegant and refined this shows good density. The core of mixed flavors includes dried currant savory herb cedar and mineral. Firm in body and tannins ending with a cigar box-cedar-tobacco allure.-2002 California Cabernet blind retrospective (May 2012). Drink now through 2018. 4600 cases made. -JL
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, August 2011
Deep red color with a medium blood red rim. Aromas of sea breeze bright red cherry ripe boysenberry and leather. Supple and soft on the palate with fine grained tannins in beautiful balance. The wine has evolved nicely... Deep red color with a medium blood red rim. Aromas of sea breeze bright red cherry ripe boysenberry and leather. Supple and soft on the palate with fine grained tannins in beautiful balance. The wine has evolved nicely over the past 9 years and I suspect a further 10-20 years of development is not a stretch in the least bit.