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Dunn Vineyards is an iconic Napa Valley winery. The wines have more than stood the test of time; they continue to excel and deliver enjoyment at an unusually high level. Lori and Randy Dunn purchased the original property in 1978. The spot was an 1890 stagecoach stop and was later purchased by Caymus Vineyards for winemaking purposes, before they sold it to the Dunns, Randy having worked for them at the time. (In fact, the first three vintages of Dunn's were vinified at Caymus.) Randy and Bill Smith (founder of neighbor winery La Jota) were integral in the establishment of the Howell Mountain AVA, a Napa Valley sub-AVA, that was approved in 1984. The area was the first “mountain” AVA in Napa. When tasting a wine from Dunn, it’s like opening a time capsule. The wines retain an amazing amount of acidity and tannin, making these wines seem so much younger than their vintage would indicate.
"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is sure to make Dunn fans happy. Powerful and ample, it marries the natural intensity of the year with the savoriness that makes Howell Mountain Cabernets so distinctive. Dark blue/purplish fruit, graphite, spice, leather, dried herbs and lavender imbue the 2017 with striking intensity and character. I can't wait to see how it ages. The 2017 is a positively stunning edition of the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous