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2008 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard

  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 308834-2008

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Beautifully crafted and deliciously complex, showing depth, elegance and finesse, this is rich without being weighty. Full-bodied and layered, with a deep mix of dark berry fruit, cherry, plum and currant, gliding along on a seamless finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Good full ruby. Very ripe aromas of blueberry and blackberry syrup, licorice and musky mocha. Then pure and vibrant in the mouth, with lovely cut to the black fruit flavors lifted by violet. Has the tannic underpinning for a long life in bottle. This was fermented 75% in oak uprights and 25% in small barrels. I would expect to see this merit a higher score six or seven years down the road.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    There are 312 cases of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard, which has put on considerable weight since last year. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a glorious nose of dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with black raspberry, black currant, camphor and subtle spicy oak. Deep, rich and full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long finish, it should drink well for 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Adriel L

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

  • 169 bottles owned
  • 40 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 40 collectors)