This bottle and case personally autographed by winemaker Mike Dunn on Friday April 1, 2016 at the Dunn's Wine event at the Hong Kong Club!
Since 1979, Randy Dunn and family have owned and operated Dunn Vineyards and winery and continue to produce one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain and the Napa Valley. Randy Dunn Founder, owner and winemaker. Graduated from UC Davis in 1975 with a degree in Enology. Made wine in the past for Caymus, Livingston, La Jota, Pahlmeyer, and Palmaz. Currently making wine under the Feather label for the Long Shadow Vintner’s group in Walla Walla, Washington. An avid pilot, Randy enjoys traveling by air in his Turbo Commander. If he’s not flying, he is on a mountain bike on the Wildlake property. Lori Dunn LoriFounder, owner, and family backbone. Loralee worked side by side with Randy during the early years, as well as handled the office. Her office duties might have ended with her full time duties as a mother to two young girls and a teenage boy, but Lori continued to work events. By no means did her responsibilities lessen over the years as she cared for the family, home and property.
This bottle and case personally autographed on Friday April 1, 2016 at the Dunn's Wine event at the Hong Kong Club!
Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012 Antonio Galloni 96 The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has more energy and focus than the Napa Valley bottling. Iron, graphite, red fruits, dried flowers are some of the many notes that take shape in this deep, complex, powerful wine. I imagine the 2009 will still be spectacular at age 30. For now, it needs at least another handful of years of cellaring to drink well. Huge veins of minerality support the huge fruit, giving the wine much of its pure tension and vitality. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the coming decades. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.
Randy Dunn's two 2009s are quite different from each other in this vintage, something that isn't always the case. That's good news for Dunn fans, as the 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the estate's few recent releases that won't take ages to be accessible. The Howell Mountain Cabernet is classic Dunn, with maybe just a little more polish than some other recent vintages. As always, the Dunn Cabernets stand apart from the vast majority of wines being made in Napa Valley for their huge, tannic structures and aging potential, something that is especially true for the flagship Howell Mountain bottling.
JS: James Suckling
BV: Bidvino Staff
RP: Robert Parker
WS: Wine Spectator
JH: James Halliday
JR: Jancis Robinson
WE: Wine Enthusiast
DM: Decanter Magazine
JD: Jeb Dunnuck
2009 5L Dunn Vineyards Cab Sauv - Autographed
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