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2008 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • MPAN Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 24, 2019 - Decanted two hours; dark purple black red; intense dark red fruit, vanilla; smooth, gentle, velvety, intense smooth power, creamy; tasted against Dana Lotus same year, this one more feminine, but both with lots of power; prefer this one - more inviting and approachable

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  • canan wrote: 98 points

    June 16, 2017 - BYO Dinner (AOC): Huge wine with lots of dark black currant fruit, vanilla and complex spices. Huge acidity and long aftertaste. Great wine!

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  • JJB007 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 8, 2014 - side by side with barour and it won

  • Niagara wrote: 95 points

    July 20, 2014 - excellent wine. If there is a quibble, it's that it didn't evolve much over several hours.

  • S Lee wrote: 96 points

    September 6, 2011 - Powerful nose. While the wine is big, it is at the same time light on its feet. Great complexity with a finish which lasts for minutes. Dana Estates Helms consistently hits expectations.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 581 (76%)
  • Consumed 175 (23%)

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