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Dunn Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

RRP £292

Really intense secondary flavours on the nose, bright and dense. The palate is juicy with aromas of dark cherry, leather and cedar wood. There’s some green here and the fruit has leanness which will only become more pronounced as the years go on. It opens nicely in the glass though, it’s light and spicy, clearly a mountain wine. There’s nothing to disagree with here: it’s a well-made, straightforward, confident wine.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

13%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2028

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Napa tasting recommendations

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere, Dave Allen, Romain Bourger, Alistair Viner

UK Stockist

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