about our wines
Dunn Vineyards produces two labels, Howell Mountain and Napa Valley. Both wines are one hundred percent cabernet sauvignon. We produce around 2500 cases of Howell Mountain and about 1500 cases of Napa Valley. The Howell Mountain wines consist of one hundred percent Howell Mountain fruit. The Napa Valley wines include up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming from Howell Mountain. This floor fruit contributes to the wine's softer approach, even though the wines usually can be laid down for 15+ years.
The bottles differ in two ways. The Napa Valley has a foil seal, whereas the Howell Mountain has been hand dipped in red wax. The Howell Mountain wine label reads both the sub appellation- Howell Mountain as well as the appellation Napa Valley. The Napa Valley label only reads Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is usually more approachable at a younger age with it’s softer tannins. Whereas, the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is massive in fruit and tannins.
About our Vineyards
Tasting Notes for the Howell Mountain & Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Read the February 13, 2011 Dunn Blog entry from the "Iron Chevsky" Dunn's greatness confirmed - drinking the 1980's and 1990's Howell Mountain Cabernets.
Read the January 1, 2011 Dunn Blog entry from the "Iron Chevsky" Dunn - the last honest Howell Mountain Cab?
Read the April 12, 2011 Dunn Blog entry from "mumulesvignes.com" A Howell Mountain Original: Dunn Vineyards