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2007 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 308834-2007

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$370.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($275) Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, sexy aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberry, minerals, licorice and spicecake; almost liqueur-like but with terrific minty lift. The sweetest of these 2007s in the mouth, but balanced by penetrating fruity/peppery acidity. Finishes extremely long, with perfectly managed, harmonious tannins. This brilliantly delineated wine can almost be enjoyed now thanks to its exhilarating balance of sweetness and acidity but should age for 15 to 20 years with ease.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Slow to unfold, but once it does this reveals a firm, complex and fascinating mix of dried currant, melted black licorice, rich blackberry, sage and mineral. This full-bodied red expands on the finish, where the flavors unfold gracefully, ending with ripe tannins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has turned out even better than I predicted last year. Abundant aromas of black cherries, black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice are followed by a wine boasting terrific intensity, full-bodied power, and an expansive, long, savory finish with no hard edges. The integration of wood, tannin, and acidity is flawless. This is a riveting example of Rutherford Bench Cabernet Sauvignon that should age effortlessly for 25+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    OWC
    Author: daubencluck
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Slow to unfold, but once it does this reveals a firm, complex and fascinating mix of dried currant, melted black licorice, rich blackberry, sage and mineral. This full-bodied red expands on the finish, where the flavors unfold gracefully, ending with ripe tannins. Best from 2012 through 2024. 342 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    Author: JLANDAULA

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 198 bottles owned
  • 45 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 45 collectors)