Randy Dunn's Howell Mountain Legacy

The treasured Napa contrarian is (mostly) handing the reins to the next generation, with a third waiting in the wings
Randy Dunn's Howell Mountain Legacy
The Dunn family has been farming their mountain-top vineyard for nearly 40 years. (Courtesy of Dunn Vineyards)
Aug 29, 2018
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth has always liked the Dunn style, both the wine and the winemaker. The wines are loaded with very, very dark fruit backed by a gutsy mountain edge. And owner Randy Dunn has always been an outspoken and true-to-himself kind of person. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that his stepson Mike, 52, would follow that path with an equally straightforward approach to wine and life.

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