Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Muscular Cabernet that will need four or five years to peak. Concentrated fruit has brawny tannic structure. Cedar, vanilla and dark chocolate from toasty oak will integrate with bottle age. There's noteworthy intensity and focus to the flavors, then the structure amps up in the finish. Has outstanding length and pervasive earthiness and minerality. Try this in 2015 and cellar it with confidence until at least 2025.
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The 2007 Howell Mountain is one of the most approachable, sexy wines I’ve tasted from this estate. Still ruby/purple color with beautiful notes of blue fruits, forest floor, Asian spices, and lead pencil shavings, it hits the palate with a forward, opulent texture and ripe, polished tannins. The tannic austerity this estate is known for is certainly not present, yet it’s fleshy, beautifully concentrated, and has an awesome finish. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years.