98+ Points Antonio Galloni “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a towering majestic wine. Rich, powerful and yet massively tannic, the 2013 possesses a stunning combination of super-ripe fruit, bright acids and plenty of supporting structure... the vibrancy of the Howell Mountain bottling dazzles. Dunn's Howell Mountain Cabernet is without question one of the wines of the great 2013 vintage.” Prime location As the Dunn vineyards on Howell Mountain are above the fog line, they enjoy more sunshine hours during the summer thanks in large part to clear mornings; at the same time they typically avoid the extreme afternoon heat that can affect vineyards on the valley floor. the vineyards are often able to avoid the worst effects of cool, rainy weather late in the season, thanks to better drainage and air movement. “The mountain really determined the style of the wine. It became obvious right away that the grapes up here were much more powerful than down on the valley floor. I just made the wine itself the same way we did at Caymus, it just was a more tannic wine due to the place.” — Randy Dunn A Family Operation Dunn Vineyards had humble beginnings, when Randy Dunn left his winemaking job at Caymus to buy his property atop Howell Mountain in 1978. Randy is (mostly) handing the reins to the next generation, and a third waiting in the wings.