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1997 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Dunn Vineyards

Dunn Vineyards is a family operation, started in 1978 by Randy and Lori Dunn. Over the years, family participation as well as production has grown. From 14 acres on Howell Mountain, the estate now consists of over 200 acres, although only 30 are under vine.

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1997 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Dunn Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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89+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2000

Saturated ruby. Brooding aromas of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and meat; showed more sweetness with aeration. Juicy, intensely flavored and quite penetrating, with brisk flavors of crystallized black and red fruit firmed by strong acids. Rather folded in on itself today and not showing its density. Finishes with substantial but ripe tannins and sneaky sweetness.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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