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Dana Estates, ‘Onda’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2019

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Overview of the Wine
Dana Estates is the third winery to occupy this piece of vineyard land in the heart of the famed Rutherford Bench. First farmed and developed by German viticulturalist H. W. Helms in 1883. Proprietor Hi Sang Lee bought the property in 2005. The winery was re-designed by renowned architect Howard Backen, keeping the original stone walls as its centerpiece.  Hi Sang and Howard worked carefully with winemakers Philippe Melka and Cameron Vawter to ensure that the space and facilities would enable the production of consistently world-class wines.

Dana Estate wines have become rare cult favorites. VASO is their wine sourced from four vineyards, Hershey, on Howell Mountain, Helms on the Rutherford Bench, Crystal Springs on the slopes of Howell Mountain and Lotus, just above Crystal Springs.

Grape / Blend
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Napa Valley, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Onda is a wine made in the Bordeaux tradition, blending both varietals and vineyards together to create a synergy from our estate sites.  We have been making this wine since 2005, experimenting by blending fruit from Helms, Hershey, Lotus and our fourth estate vineyard, Crystal Springs. A bit softer than our single vineyard wines, Onda is characterized by wonderful fruit purity, elegance and precision. It drinks beautifully upon release but will age gracefully for 10-15 years with appropriate storage.

96 Points - James Suckling
Plenty of blue fruit, spices and cloves in the nose with red licorice and violets. Lilacs as well. Medium-bodied with polished, fine tannins. Black truffle and dark fruit. Pure and fine. Phenolics spread across the palate. So delicious now and can age beautifully. Comes mostly from Dana’s Crystal Spring.

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda is pure Cabernet Sauvignon cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and tobacco on the nose, and it reminds me of a great Saint-Julien from Bordeaux. Medium to full-bodied, straight, and focused, it shines on all accounts. It’s a beautiful Cabernet to drink over the coming 10-15 years.

Product size: 750ml

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