Red, Ready, but will keep

2013 Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dunn Vineyard

2013 Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dunn Vineyard

Red | Ready, but will keep | Dunn Vineyard | Code:  53043 | 2013 | USA > California > Napa > Howell Mountain | Cab.Sauvignon | Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol


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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate


The Wine Advocate - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color. Wowit has a total rock-star nose of warm cassis, preserved plums, Chinese five spice and potpourri with hints of menthol, dusty earth, Ceylon tea and cigar box. Medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness, the palate gives loads of exotic spice and earth-laced black fruit layers, finishing very long and spicy.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 29/06/2018

The Producer

Dunn Vineyard

Dunn Vineyard

Randy Dunn established his reputation as a top class Cabernet Sauvignon producer as winemaker at the renowned Caymus estate in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since 1979 he has been producing a mere 5000 cases a year from his Howell Mountain winery.

His vineyards lie on red-stony soil which is mixed occasionally with volcanic ash. They are situated high up on Howell Mountain, above the famous Napa Valley fog - growing conditions are cooler and windier, although night- time temperatures are warmer and the grapes often ripen ahead of those on the valley floor.

The wines are matured in French oak barrels (40% new) for 30 months. They are huge, dense, massively structured Cabernet Sauvignons that demand extended bottle ageing. The patient are rewarded with some of the most concentrated, rich and cassis-laden wines that rival the very best Californian Cabernets for longevity and sheer quality.

The Grape



The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

The Region

Howell Mountain

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