Friday, August 8, 2008

Cult Wine Classics - in stock

2004 Dunn Howell Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon...$99.99 / 750ml
Cabernet Sauvginon...$199.99 / magnum

"I don’t know whether it’s me, the vintage character, or whether Randy Dunn and his son have intentionally softened their wines, but these 2004s are more opulent and up-front than previous renditions. Yet, they lack neither concentration nor richness. Those of us who have been cellaring Dunn’s wines for twenty years, waiting for them to reach maturity should be thrilled by this new development. The Howell Mountain is denser and richer with blacker fruits as well as more body. Both are full-bodied, powerful Cabernets very much in keeping with his style. However, the tannins are softer and the wines reveal surprisingly developed aromatics. The 2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should last for 20-25 years. It is a brilliant achievement."
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate

2005 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon...$119.99
"Firm, rich and chewy, this is tight, concentrated and focused, with a layered, complex mix of loamy currant, cedary oak, sage and wild berry, gaining depth and length on the finish, where the flavors are deep and persistent. Best from 2009 through 2015. 2,200 cases made. –JL"

Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2005 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon....$399.99 net
(special blog price)
"An amazing barrel sample. Rich and plush, with a concentrated mix of ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry flavors that are tightly focused and persistent, with a long, detailed finish. Caressing texture. Score range: 95-100 –JL"

Rated 95-100/100 The Wine Spectator

Call 314-727-8788 for availability.

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