2003 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which all comes from Howell Mountain, possesses deep, dark, primordial, blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with notes of flowers and minerals. It is impressively built, rich, and intense with the gorgeous fruit purity evident in all the Dunn Cabernets. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright ruby. Rather inky aromas of cassis, iron filings, graphite, licorice root and minerals.Ripe flavors of dark berries, sassafras and minerals; not particularly sweet but more accessible today than the Howell Mountain bottling. Finishes with serious, slightly dry tannins and very good length. (ST)
Acutally made in smaller quantities than their Howell Mountain wine, Dunn's Napa Valley bottling is made from at least 85% fruit from their Howell Mountain estate. The balance of grapes from the valley floor impart softer, more fruit-driven characteristic that lends itself to earlier drinking but can still age for 15-20 years.