2010 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1141448 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Fabulous aromas of currants, licorice and eucalyptus. Full body with an intense backbone of acidity and tannins. Chewy but wonderfully polished. Turns to terracotta. Firm and silky. Great wine. (JS) Inner quote mark (5/2014)

98 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is classic Dunn. Graphite, herbs, incense, tobacco, licorice and coffee infuse the 2010 with notable depth. There is an exotic quality to the 2010 that is hard to fully capture with words, but that lends tons of allure. This Cabernet Sauvignon is just starting to be approachable, although it clearly has the stuffing and pedigree to drink well for many decades to come. One of the very best wines of the vintage, the Dunn Howell Mountain has always been magical. It is all that and more on this night. Readers lucky enough to own it are in for a treat. (AG) 98+ Inner quote mark (7/2023)

95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The flagship wine comes from their high elevation vineyards on Howell Mountain. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses stunning minerality as well as sweet notes of ink, acacia flowers, blueberries and blackberries. Thick, unctuously textured and full-bodied with terrific concentration and density, it should drink well for two decades. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2014)

K&L Notes

97+ points Stephen Tanzer in Vinous: "Saturated medium ruby. Very pure but tight aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and violet. Sappy, savory and hugely concentrated, displaying remarkable depth of texture to its classically dry, rich flavors of dark fruits, crushed rock, espresso, violet and subtle herbs. Delivers an uncanny combination of fine-grained texture, thickness and inner-mouth energy. Like so many 2010 Napa Cabernets, this wine is as much about soil and savory mineral tones as it is about primary fruit. Wonderfully concentrated, dense, tactile wine, but very unevolved today. The firm, broad tannins are perfectly buffered by material, spreading out to coat the front teeth and upper lips. Not at all a sweet style; in fact, the wine's salinity adds another dimension. With its healthy acidity and great palate-staining length, this splendid Cabernet really calls for another decade in the cellar. It may have an aging curve like a top vintage of Château Latour." (5/2020)

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