Dana Estates Onda Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$159

95 points - limited                              One of Napa Valley's new cult producers Dana Estates 2012 Onda Cabernet is a beauty. Limited. 95 Points Robert Parker: "The largest case production is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda, which is essentially their second wine culled from the top lots of Lotus, Hershey, Helms and Crystal Springs. It’s a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot (888 cases) that spent 20 months in 70% new French oak. The wine is deep ruby/purple, exhibits crème de cassis notes with some incense and subtle charcoal. It’s medium to full-bodied, silky smooth and clearly meant to be the wine that most consumers would want to drink earlier than the more saturated and denser single-vineyard wines. This should drink nicely for at least another 10-15 years." 95 Points James Suckling: "Blueberry and mineral give this an almost slate character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and fabulous length. Very, very fine. This is the finest Onda ever. Hints of hazelnut and chocolate. Pure definition of the vineyards of Dana. Better in 2017."

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Ratings on Delectable

Mark Blatty Delectable Pro

Graphite and coffee, coco and rich black fruits. Will continue to improve with a lot more age.

Graphite and coffee, coco and rich black fruits. Will continue to improve with a lot more age.

9.4

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Thanks Steve this was a real treat! Super dark purplish ruby red. Some light tobacco and red cherries on the nose, still pretty tight. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Great structure and backbone coated with red cherries, raspberries, and dark cocoa leaves. Slightly dry, with a little minerality in the long finish. This is still a baby that will only get better with more time! Drink till 2034. 92+

Thanks Steve this was a real treat! Super dark purplish ruby red. Some light tobacco and red cherries on the nose, still pretty tight. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Great structure and backbone coated with red cherries, raspberries, and dark cocoa leaves. Slightly dry, with a little minerality in the long finish. This is still a baby that will only get better with more time! Drink till 2034. 92+

9.2

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Wow! Big and rich, loaded with black fruit, mild tannin with Great Structure! Second label of Dana Estate. This 150.00 bottle was a beauty. CB 96

Wow! Big and rich, loaded with black fruit, mild tannin with Great Structure! Second label of Dana Estate. This 150.00 bottle was a beauty. CB 96

9.6

Zac Melendrez Delectable Pro

Just beautiful.

Just beautiful.

9.8

Alvaro Bustillos

Mazf rick f ed escu 8/17

Mazf rick f ed escu 8/17

9.3

Joe Roth

Another powerful 2012.

Another powerful 2012.

9.3

Joe Roth

Exquisite

Exquisite

9.3

Joe Roth

OMG! What a magnificent 2012.

OMG! What a magnificent 2012.

9.4

Justin Brilman

Open and drank over 3 hours, should have decanted. Last glass was the best. Nice blend of mountain and valley floor fruit.

Open and drank over 3 hours, should have decanted. Last glass was the best. Nice blend of mountain and valley floor fruit.

9.3

Justin Brilman

Polished wine at such a young age with finely integrated but present tannin.

Polished wine at such a young age with finely integrated but present tannin.

9.4

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