Dakota Shy

T-E-N Cabernet Sauvignon

9.320 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Fun Friday evening with great wines.

This wasn’t given the time it deserved as this was enjoyed at pop and pour. Coiled up tight. Rich dark berries, licorice, baking spices and cocoa up front. A very densely packed mid palate...graham cracker, more licorice, fig and a juicy/fresh squeezed core of dark fruit. Need to try one of these when it has time to open up.

Fun Friday evening with great wines.

This wasn’t given the time it deserved as this was enjoyed at pop and pour. Coiled up tight. Rich dark berries, licorice, baking spices and cocoa up front. A very densely packed mid palate...graham cracker, more licorice, fig and a juicy/fresh squeezed core of dark fruit. Need to try one of these when it has time to open up.

Aug 10th, 2019
Bill Bender

A funny name but a really well made wine. Never heard of this producer but I liked the powerful core of blue and black fruit. Nice balance and an impressive long, smooth finish for such a young Pritchard Hill Cab.

A funny name but a really well made wine. Never heard of this producer but I liked the powerful core of blue and black fruit. Nice balance and an impressive long, smooth finish for such a young Pritchard Hill Cab.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016
Jeff D.

The new 2013 and it's rockin'!

The new 2013 and it's rockin'!

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Mike Mayer

I rated this wine a few months ago but I must admit it has evolved significantly in that short period of time. Wonderful dark fruit, spice and herbaceousness on the nose. On the palate I get grape jam on steroids, cinnamon, licorice and a little earthiness. A very complex wine that is wonderfully balanced and structured. Perhaps the next Napa cult wine! Love it.

I rated this wine a few months ago but I must admit it has evolved significantly in that short period of time. Wonderful dark fruit, spice and herbaceousness on the nose. On the palate I get grape jam on steroids, cinnamon, licorice and a little earthiness. A very complex wine that is wonderfully balanced and structured. Perhaps the next Napa cult wine! Love it.

May 18th, 2016
Mike Mayer

Another beautiful wine from Dakota Shy. Visually a very pretty wine in your glass. Great aromas of black fruit, eucalyptus and black pepper on the nose. Bold tastes of blackberries, baking spice, and mocha on the palate. A very nice finish with a great mouthfeel. Excellent structure with very refined tannins and great acidity. Dakota Shy may wind up being one of those greatly sought after small production run wines from Napa.

Another beautiful wine from Dakota Shy. Visually a very pretty wine in your glass. Great aromas of black fruit, eucalyptus and black pepper on the nose. Bold tastes of blackberries, baking spice, and mocha on the palate. A very nice finish with a great mouthfeel. Excellent structure with very refined tannins and great acidity. Dakota Shy may wind up being one of those greatly sought after small production run wines from Napa.

Mar 31st, 2016
Lydia Jones

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Mar 11th, 2016
Howard

Decanted for 2 hrs. Beautiful and well rounded. Wonderful vintage.

Decanted for 2 hrs. Beautiful and well rounded. Wonderful vintage.

Dec 3rd, 2015
Lori Wellman

This is the best Cab I've ever had!

This is the best Cab I've ever had!

Sep 12th, 2015
Hermes Ortiz

2013 Dakota Shy
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Young, Long Finish with Potential to be Great!

2013 Dakota Shy
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Young, Long Finish with Potential to be Great!

Jul 24th, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Adam had this 3 years ago

Adam had this 3 years ago

Aug 16th, 2016