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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 56561)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1987 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The first wine in the line-up boasted significant complexity with an array of ripe blackberry, black stone fruit and dried blackcurrant flavors. The spicy bouquet showed masses of sweet cardamom, vanilla, dried black tea and dried orange zest. Other secondary characteristics included tanned leather, sweet pipe tobacco, black truffles, forest floor and an iron. Oak tannins are well integrated and the bright acidity lends noticeable lift to the aromatics. Very long and focused.
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About Dunn Vineyards:

High atop Howell Mountain, nestled among 150-year-old fir trees, is Dunn Vineyards. Since 1979 the Dunn's have been producing Cabernet Sauvignon. Their total production is now at 4500 cases, split between the Howell Mountain and Napa Valley appellations.