Dana Estates Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 42079

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

From the Producer

The 2013 vintage shows incredible complexity with plum, cassis, sage, dried savory herbs, cured meat, wet slate, and tangerine peel. On the palate, the wine is precise and focused. Full bodied, yet light and lively with plum, blackberry, hints of ginger a
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Critical Acclaim

VN96 Vinous Dec 2014

"Dana’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard possesses remarkable structure and density, especially within the context of the year. Firm yet well-integrated tannins give the wine much of its energy, tension and focus. Black cherry jam, graphite, smoke and tobacco add nuance as the wine opens up in the glass. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Helms is going to need time to fully come together. There is so much to look forward to here. This is the first vintage since 2008 that was vinified in wood uprights, as was originally intended. The intervening vintages have been much shorter, so they were done in barrel. The 2012 impresses for its balance of fruit, acidity and tannin." (96 pts.)

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rutherford AVA, has a dense black cherry and blackcurrant-scented nose with graphite and forest floor notes, beautiful purity, full-bodied mouthfeel and super-richness and power, but elegant and complex. This is classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and should age beautifully for 20–25 years." (96 pts.)

SP94 Wine Spectator Oct 31, 2015

"Dense and pleasantly earthy, with an edge of loamy earth and crushed rock minerality cutting through the core of currant, blackberry and mocha before the dense, earthy tannins fold in. The finish is long and engaging. Drink now through 2030. 284 cases made." (94 pts.)

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From the Producer

The 2013 vintage shows incredible complexity with plum, cassis, sage, dried savory herbs, cured meat, wet slate, and tangerine peel. On the palate, the wine is precise and focused. Full bodied, yet light and lively with plum, blackberry, hints of ginger a

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SKU 42079
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Dana Estates Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Rutherford
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.8%
Brand Dana Estates
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
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Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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