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Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Vaso 2014

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CWA97

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WS

JS

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Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“Ultra-velvety and dense dark fruits on the captivating nose. Tahitian vanilla and truffle spring forth on the palate, accompanied by notes of blackcurrant and plum building up the supple tannins to a superb balance. Black cherry, cassis and fresh blackberry yield to a generous, sultry and seamless finish that includes hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, walnuts and espresso. An exceptional expression of a vintage that is sure to please today and for decades to come.” - California Wine Advisors
 
“Aromatically generous, the 2014 Vaso Cabernet Sauvignon exudes fragrances of plum, sage, and cassis with hints of tobacco box and warm spices. Flavors of Bing cherry entice the front palate as the hillside fruit expression takes over, fusing flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate across the supple yet structured palate. Ripe strawberry and creme brûlée linger on the finish. Lush and approachable now, this wine will continue to soften and develop over the next ten years. A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, 100% dry farmed blend of outstanding two Howell Mountain and Rutherford vineyards, matured 20 months in 100% French oak.” - Phillipe Melka, Winemaker
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Smoke

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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“Ultra-velvety and dense dark fruits on the captivating nose. Tahitian vanilla and truffle spring forth on the palate, accompanied by notes of blackcurrant and plum building up the supple tannins to a superb balance. Black cherry, cassis and fresh blackberry yield to a generous, sultry and seamless finish that includes hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, walnuts and espresso. An exceptional expression of a vintage that is sure to please today and for decades to come.” - California Wine Advisors
 
“Aromatically generous, the 2014 Vaso Cabernet Sauvignon exudes fragrances of plum, sage, and cassis with hints of tobacco box and warm spices. Flavors of Bing cherry entice the front palate as the hillside fruit expression takes over, fusing flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate across the supple yet structured palate. Ripe strawberry and creme brûlée linger on the finish. Lush and approachable now, this wine will continue to soften and develop over the next ten years. A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, 100% dry farmed blend of outstanding two Howell Mountain and Rutherford vineyards, matured 20 months in 100% French oak.” - Phillipe Melka, Winemaker



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Dana Estates

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley