2004 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

5/28/2021, 10:29:33 PM
2004 Dunn Vineyards - Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (94 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 delineating the mountain fruit from the valley floor. Aged for 32 months in 💯 new French oak and sealed with a signature red wax capsule. 👁 Deep ruby color. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe to overripe blackberry, black plum, black cherry preserves, rosemary, lavender, black licorice, clove, cedar, espresso grounds, bittersweet cocoa powder, and lead pencil. 👄 The wine is dry, high acidity, high drying brawny tannins, high alcohol (14.1%), and full body. The palate is dense and powerful. A medium+ length finish showing loads of black fruit reduction, dried herbs, and cocoa powder. 🔔 The 2004 Dunn Howell Mountain is still in its infancy, and this baby is a beast. The tannins are massive, and they need significantly more time to mellow. The palate has loads of fruit concentration, and the new oak has integrated nicely. There is a ton of structure which will give it a nice frame to allow it to continue to improve. I tasted this over two days, and it was showing the best on day two. They say patience is a virtue and these Dunn wines put that to a test. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #napa #napavalley #napawine #howellmountain #dunn #cabernetsauvignon

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