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2019 Dunn Vineyards ‘Napa Valley’ Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Producer
    Dunn Vineyards
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Napa Valley
  • Size

Anyone who has regularly tasted Randy Dunn’s Cabernet Sauvignons (first produced in 1979) realizes several things. They all possess the following characteristics: (1) remarkable color and richness, (2) massive personalities with huge tannic structures, (3) gorgeous purity and unreal aging potential… It is not far-fetched to suggest that Randy Dunn is producing Cabernet Sauvignons that, in top vintages, will be fresh, lively, and rich in fruit at age 50….For those with patience, these are among the finest values in long-lived, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

93+ Points Vinous
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a powerful, tannic wine. In some vintages, the Napa Valley bottling is quite accessible, but not here. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of dark fruit, gravel, spice, dried flowers, lavender and charred earth are pushed forward, with firm, chocolatey tannins that wrap it all together. This brooding, potent Cabernet needs at least a few years to settle. The 2019 is a bruiser, that is for sure.

94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which I think is a step up over the 2018, although both 2019s show a much more elegant profile. Ripe currants, plums, roasted herbs, violets, and incense notes all shine in this medium to full-bodied, ripe, supple, layered beauty, which has fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Enjoy bottles any time over the coming 15 years.

2019 Dunn Vineyards ‘Napa Valley’ Cabernet Sauvignon