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2012 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

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February 11, 2024 - $150



96Robert M. Parker Jr.

Loads of crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice, incense & oak jump from the glass of this huge, massive, concentrated & ripe wine that reminds me of some of the early vintages from Michael Dunn’s father... flirts with perfection.

95+ Vinous / IWC

Graphite, cherry liqueur, smoke, licorice, plums and crème de cassis... The fruit is distinctly red-toned in 2012, with fewer of the darker notes that are often present in the Howell Cabernet. Pliant and expressive

93Wine Spectator

Core of dense currant, blackberry and dusty, fine-grained tannins...subtle hints of licorice, anise and dried herb amid the underlying accents of rock and fresh-turned earth. Unabashedly tannic and seductive, in a style with presence.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.