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1990 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (cracked capsule)

SKU #1496417 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The massive 1990 Howell Mountain exhibits huge tannin, but immense concentration. The richest Dunn Cabernet since the 1984s? At this early stage, it does not appear to be as super-concentrated as Dunn's wines from the early and mid-eighties. It is slightly more tannic. It does possess a tell-tale mineral, cassis, flowery nose, and a rich, full-bodied, dense, highly extracted, tannic personality. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/1993)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is rich, powerful and explosive. Initially a bit on the wild side, the 1990 needs time to fully open up, but when it does the fireworks start. Both deep and broad on the palate, the 1990 is a direct, voluptuous wine. Next to some of the other vintages, the 1990 is maybe a bit one-dimensional, but that dimension is nevertheless one of extreme beauty. The 1990 remains a bit monolithic. I wonder what time will bring here. (AG) 93+ Inner quote mark (2/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Still dark, immense and ruggedly tannic, rich with earthy currant, black cherry, mineral, clay, anise and sage flavors that are deep and persistent.--California Cabernet retrospective. (JL) Inner quote mark (2/2001)

K&L Notes

92+ points Stephen Tanzer in Vinous: "Good dark red. Brooding aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, spices, licorice, menthol and chocolate, plus a hint of game. Plush and fine-grained but a bit medicinal and still clenched, with its black cherry and menthol flavors continuing the rather medicinal theme. Very rich and full in the mouth but distinctly savory and a bit unyielding. Finishes with mounting tannins that initially detract from the wine's sweetness. But the wine grew sappier with air and I raised my score. Will this rather powerful vintage loosen up further and show more personality? It still has years to go." (8/2018)

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