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2010 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 206357-2010-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard from the Napa Valley is a brilliant effort that flirts with perfection (much like the 2007). Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 24 months in 100% new French oak (225 cases produced), it boasts beautiful ripe black currant and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of licorice, violets and forest floor. With more ripeness as well as a bigger, richer style than the other 2010s as well as formidable structure and tannin, this is a quintessentially gorgeous, compelling Napa Cabernet that is accessible enough to provide enjoyment now. It should improve over the next decade and keep for 25-30 years.
    Drink Dates: 2023 - 2053
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 209
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (15.7% alcohol): Saturated medium ruby. Higher-toned on the nose than the Helms bottling, showing superripe dark fruit, cola and exotic chocolatey oak aromas. Extremely deep and creamy-sweet on the palate, with a dominant flavor of blueberry liqueur and a texture of liquid velvet. Finishes with powerful ripe tannins and a hint of dryness. This is almost too much of a good thing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Ultrarich, bordering on syrupy, this packs a wallop, with dark, deep layers of blackberry, currant, blueberry and spice that coat the palate. For all the apparent density and extract, this glides along nicely. Best from 2014 through 2024. 266 cases made. — JL
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Nov 15, 2013
  • Vinous | Rating: 100

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard takes over all the senses, starting with the most extraordinary of aromatics. White truffle, mint, bitter chocolate and cloves melt into a rich, layered core of blue and black fruit. Hints of tar, smoke, mocha and grilled herbs develop later, adding further complexity and nuance. Layers of fruit continue to build to a head-spinning crescendo of aromas and flavors. I can't say enough about the job the entire team at Dana Estates has done with this utterly magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon. The Lotus was fermented in a combination of 45% oak uprights, 45% cement and 10% barrique. It spent 26 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2030
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Dec 2012
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  • 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

    • 142 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors