1984 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

1984 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9/13/2021, 11:50:02 AM
1984 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (91 pts) @dunnvineyards ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Cabernet Sauvignon from estate vineyards in the Howell Mountain AVA in Napa Valley, California. They pioneered planting mountain Cabernet in 1979. Now they farm a combined 42 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon across five vineyards on Howell Mountain. The AVAs boundary starts at 1400 ft above sea level, so even when it is cold and foggy on the valley floor, it is sunny and breezy on Howell Mountain. The wines are known for their fierce tannins and striking acidity that delineates the mountain fruit from the valley floor. Aged for 32 months in 💯 new French oak and sealed with a signature red wax capsule. 👁 Medium+ garnet color with a pale rim. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of dried black currant, dried black cherry, forest floor, dried leaves, leather, thyme, cedar, wood charcoal, and tobacco. 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- grainy tannins, medium alcohol (13%), and medium body. A medium length finish of dried black fruit, thyme, and leather. 🔔 Let me start by saying that I am a massive fan of these wines, especially with age. This bottle of 1984 was showing better than the last two bottles that I tried. In all fairness, 1984 wasn't the best vintage in Napa, but this wine still shows the distinguished structure of Howell Mountain after 36 years of age. The acidity is balanced, the alcohol is moderate, and the tannins have melted together. This wine is showing a lot of development and tertiary character, but it is holding steady. However, it is unclear for how long, recommend drinking now. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #napa #napavalley #napawine #howellmountain #dunn #cabernetsauvignon

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