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2005 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • DavidBush Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 21, 2015 - Beautiful shiny deep garnet color. The nose was incredibly feminine of red fruits, garden flowers, chocolate, and tobacco. However, after an hour the aromatics died down. The texture was incredibly refined with silky tannin soft mouthfeel. Sweet red fruit, vanilla, and chocolate intermingled on the palate. Drink this now.

  • fdub wrote: 93 points

    February 28, 2014 - Drinking well. No need to hold further this is ready for business.

  • old tractor wrote: 95 points

    January 8, 2011 - Deep color. Not cloudy. Nose of dark fruits showing blueberries, dark macerated fruits. Slight chocolate on long finish. An outstanding bottle.

  • StephenCFahy wrote: 96 points

    April 26, 2010 - Color showed deeply intense yet brilliant ruby core extending to a medium-banded ruby rim. Nose showed intensely-flavored & youthful (albeit seamless) aromas of dried and fresh black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry, cassis) showing well integrated cocoa-infusion, vanilla extract, summer forest floor, lightly toasted baking spice and a persistent flint element throughout. On the palate-(omg!), seamless but omnipresent palate drenching tannins throughout, moderate acidity (verticality unlike anything I've ever had before) soaking-fresh red and black fruit flavors especially black fig, blackcurrant, broad-spectrum oak notes of cedar and spice, earthy elements such as white truffle, pencil shaving, all delivered on a concentrated structure, effortlessly rich. Showing a little tight in its youth, I would give this wine another 12-15 years inbottle to fully mature, although could be drunk today with ample decanting.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dana Estates
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Helms Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (5%)
  • In Cellars 170 (67%)
  • Consumed 70 (28%)

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