生産者 ：DUNN VINEYARDS
ワイン名 ：Cabernet Sauvignon
生産地 ：Howell Mountain
価 格 : $87.5
Produced and Bottled by Dunn Vineyards
2010年年末に実施した第4回ナパ・ソノマ飲み合宿で買い付けてきた100％のCabernet Sauvignon。ナパの超有名ワイン職人（笑）Randy DunnによるHowell MountainのEstateのCabernet Sauvignonです！テイスティング時の衝撃があまりにもすごかったので、お花見ワインにしちゃいました～（お花見の様子はこちら）。
The bottle of 2004 was a dense purple color with saturated staining of the tears and appeared positively viscous. A vibrant, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose displayed highly aromatic dark ripe plums, blackcurrant, sun-dried tomato and black-raspberry jam. A number of tasters noted a hint of reduction. Classic new oak characteristics of bitter cocoa, mocha, nutmeg & clove, espresso, menthol, rosemary and black pepper. A gravelly dark earthiness is barely detectable behind all of the dense fruit and oak; with 5 years careful cellaring these characteristics should taste more present. The tightly focused finish is very long, complex and in perfect balance with acidity, fruit ripeness and tannins. Additional notes: Almost every taster offered different descriptors leading me to believe that the wine is somewhat overwhelming. Many believed this wine to be a rogue placement ie. not a Dunn Vineyards wine. It is such a profound wine, with so much power, I’m sure that the group found its potential difficult to judge. It was described as monstrous similar in nature to Frankenstein’s creation – assessors may have been influenced by first impressions of structure and weight and found it difficult to dig deep and discover more – the wines complexity was hidden deep in the core and it needs time to emerge.