Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Dana Estates
€ 458,59 (in. BTW)
|Streek||Napa, North Coast|
There are 312 cases of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard, which has put on considerable weight since last year. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a glorious nose of dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with black raspberry, black currant, camphor and subtle spicy oak. Deep, rich and full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long finish, it should drink well for 20-25 years.
Dana Estates boasts Philippe Melka as their consultant. The biggest production cuvee for conscientious proprietor Hi Sang Lee's small estate in Rutherford is the Helms Vineyard (a 4.8-acre parcel). Interestingly, the estate has custom made their fermenters to the size of their parcels which adds efficiency to the winemaking.
Winespectator / James Suckling (96)
Beautifully crafted and deliciously complex, showing depth, elegance and finesse, this is rich without being weighty. Full-bodied and layered, with a deep mix of dark berry fruit, cherry, plum and currant, gliding along on a seamless finish.