Thursday, October 21, 2010

For special occasions only !

This might be one of my favorite wines, although I can count on one hand how many bottles I have opened. Randy Dunn on Howell mtn. in Napa has been making this wine for about 20 years. This was the cult cabernet before there were cult cabernets and Dunn really hasn't raised his prices in all those years. The Napa bottling is not as tannic and sought after as the Howell mtn. but it is superbe and can compare to the very pinnacle of Napa reds. 9.5 swiggs , this 2003 might not have been stored as well as it could but it was still excellent. $ 64.95 at U-save liquors in Santa Cruz.