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Dana Estate Helms Cabernet 2008

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

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. 92+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Winery: Dana Estates
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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. 92+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.




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