Dana Estates


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

At Glasspar Restaurant in Dana Point — 4 months ago

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Dana Estates

Vaso Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Better than expected. Medium bodied approachable wine with some depth and nuance. I corked it last night and will finish it tonight. Will update comment if there are any changes to report. — 3 years ago

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Oak Ridge Winery

Ancient Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2015

Smooth, light, and a bit fruity. Good bouquet and finish. Dana liked it much more than me. — 4 years ago

Randy Hester

Rachis Sauvignon Blanc 2016

@delectable This is a Texan, not a Californian; Texas High Plains AVA to be exact. I'm speechless after this effort... insane character and uniqueness. Has it's own definitive style without losing the soul of Sauvignon Blanc. This is straight up radiating with energy.

My girl wanted in on this review. She's got a way with words that is one in a million 😜 So, here is our combined effort:

"Now featuring: The Green Elixir. Wisps of kiwi swiftly enter the nasal passage on command. Over-ripened sweet cantaloupe charges through leaping over fresh Bosc pears. Similar to walking through a field of freshly cut grass on a midsummer Sunday morning. Upon walking through the renewed grass, you will come across loamy soil, enveloped with sandy silt. Dandelions magically pop up along the adventurous route dancing lazily in the breeze.

Taste consistently bathes, not lingers, but bathes on the palate. Anyone ever kiss a lime rind? Experience it now with The Green Elixir. Sour, yet makes you yearn for more. Granny Smith apples frolic throughout the tastebuds. Heading towards the end of our adventure, straw begins to make an appearance and wants to join in the fun. At the peak of the completion of our endeavor, a special herb comes out to play. Lemon Basil pleasantly surprises you to make sure your finale is more than grand.

*Medium-plus acidity and Medium-minus body


@Dana Dungan You're are truly one in a million. PIC all the way.

@nakedwines @texas
— 5 years ago

Dana Dungan
with Dana
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@Neal Schaffer Great review thanks Cheers 🍷


Oregon Pinot Noir 2017

Pretty typical OR Pinot, light and constrained red fruit. Paired nicely with seafood at the Dana Point Harbor. — 2 years ago

Spencer Hill

Latitude 41 Sauvignon Blanc

Выпито 01.04.19 в Dana complex . Безумный, нежный и очень минеральный совиное блан из долины Марльборо. — 3 years ago

Casanuova delle Cerbaie

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

NYE 2018 with Mark, Jules, Dana, Jeff and Alex! — 4 years ago


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A

VASO cellars is essentially Dana Estate’s third label. However, what makes VASO unique is that while it’s a third label, the fruit that is used is the same fruit that goes in to Dana. No young vines or anything like that here. The main difference is the way it is oak aged.

Enjoyed during the WNH virtual tasting with a theme of 2014 Napa cab, chosen by Carl.

Similar to the ‘12 Sauv Blanc I popped, this is also from Dana’s Hershey Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Due to the ‘14 vintage being one that is drinking fairly well now, I assumed this would be close to pop and pour...wrong. Very tightly coiled on day one. Very crunchy and underripe fruits with herbs and baking spice. Re-corked and gave an hour decant on day two and it was immensely better. Sweet toasted oak, violets, charred plum, baked mixed berry pie with some added herbal flair on the nose. More plush on day two but still flexing those powerful mountain tannins. On the palate it is full of rich dark fruits, dark chocolate, mocha, nutmeg, licorice and quite a bit of graphite. It’s dusty, herbal with a good amount of ripe fruit with nice lift. I’d hold for a few more years.
@Mike R , these are very nice wines. Thanks buddy!
— 2 years ago

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@David L @Mike R : I feel crazy for rating the Sauv Blanc better than the cab, but the more I think about it, the more I just can’t believe how good that Sauv Blanc is!
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Doesn’t surprise me at all. That 12 is so good.
Mike R

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Actually this is their second label for the sauv Blanc - the Onda is a red blend and another label but is going away I am told

So glad you liked it bud

Frias Family Vineyard

Reserva Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Big, velvety body. Smooth and elegant tannins. Oak and dark fruit. Third bottle of wine birthday 2018 with Jorge, Dana, and Seven at Berns Steakhouse in bronze room — 4 years ago