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2014 Dana Estates - Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard

abv 15.2%
  • 96 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 313336-2014-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard comes from a Howell Mountain vineyard at an 1,800-foot elevation. The classic Howell Mountain Cabernet characteristics of rich mulberry and blackberry fruit allied to graphite and earth are all present in this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 26 months in French oak of which 93% was new. Low-acid, plump, fleshy and sexy, this is a gorgeous wine, but relatively limited with only 280 cases produced. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 76 bottles owned
    • 21 collectors