2007 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2007 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is unlike any wine I have ever tasted from Dunn. Layer after layer of flavor saturates the palate in this opulent full-throttle Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 possesses dazzling... The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is unlike any wine I have ever tasted from Dunn. Layer after layer of flavor saturates the palate in this opulent full-throttle Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 possesses dazzling textural richness depth and sheer intensity. Purists may prefer more structured vintages but for a producer known for such slow maturing wines the 2007 is a huge pleasure to taste today. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037.I tasted a large number of wines with Randy Dunn this year. These are some of the most powerful age worthy Cabernets being made in Napa Valley today. Dunn is very much an iconoclast who follows his own convictions. Picking is a bit earlier here than elsewhere throughout the valley. Dunn isn't too concerned if stems occasionally make it into the fermenter. A fervent advocate of lower-alcohol wines Dunn makes no apologies for removing alcohol from his wines if they come in above 14%. Personally that strikes me as a totally unnecessary intervention but it's hard to argue with the quality of what is in the bottle and ultimately that is what counts most. The Napa Valley bottling includes purchased fruit from the valley floor and is typically a slightly more accessible wine while the Howell Mountain is a much tougher wine that typically demands 20 years to enter its early peak. These Cabernets are for the patient but make no mistake about it in top vintages the Howell Mountain is one of the great wines not just of California but of the world. Readers who want to explore these wines without waiting several decades may want to start with the 2005 or 2007 Napa Valley bottlings both of which are somewhat accessible at this stage. Drink: 2017 - 2037
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
(as with the Napa Valley '07 the label shows a moderate 13.9% alcohol): Full ruby. Restrained high-pitched youthfully medicinal aromas of cassis cocoa powder and crushed rock. Very young and fresh with good sweetness... (as with the Napa Valley '07 the label shows a moderate 13.9% alcohol): Full ruby. Restrained high-pitched youthfully medicinal aromas of cassis cocoa powder and crushed rock. Very young and fresh with good sweetness and lift to its dark fruit and violet flavors. Finishes with building tannins and integrated acidity that will support a couple decades of development in bottle. Seems much more powerful not to mention more fruity than the Napa Valley bottling.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, August 2011
Thick inky ruby red. Glass staining. Very penetrating and intense in the nose with aromas of fine cassis deep red cherry violets marshmallow minerals mocha with a touch of raspberry liqueur. Invigorating dense and rich... Thick inky ruby red. Glass staining. Very penetrating and intense in the nose with aromas of fine cassis deep red cherry violets marshmallow minerals mocha with a touch of raspberry liqueur. Invigorating dense and rich. Still very fresh in the mouth with vivid juicy fruit and find tannins with bright red fruits and a touch of vanilla and cedar. Still very tight at the core but with smooth velvety tannins and there is vibrant acidity here that will carry this on in the cellar for 15-20 years.