Dana Estates

Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.415 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Rutherford, 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
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.4

I never rate our own wines unlike many others on the app. Not into the askew ratings that provides. I accidentally hit the rating scale and since you're committed at that point I had to rate it something. At least I didn't go for the 10 like so many other wine industry folk.

I never rate our own wines unlike many others on the app. Not into the askew ratings that provides. I accidentally hit the rating scale and since you're committed at that point I had to rate it something. At least I didn't go for the 10 like so many other wine industry folk.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Andrew Holloway

Layers, depth... This is what napa cab should be

Layers, depth... This is what napa cab should be

Oct 3rd, 2015
Martin G Rivard

Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ with the. Possibility of being ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ given some time for integration. Open the wine yesterday and let it slowly oxidized for five hours and it was still tight. Drinking significantly better on day two. Beautiful floral nose. Dark BlackBerry and Tannins are still alive and kicking and felt on the back pallet. I brought two with me this weekend but will definitely only open one. Not worth opening the other at this time. Too much of a battle to enjoy the wine at this time. I truly enjoy drinking some wine young and then drinking them as they evolve. I would say this is not the case for this one. Truly let it sleep for at least five years. I only bought a three pack so leaving to the other two alone for five years shouldn't be a problem!!!
Unless David Lentine comes over and says crack open a bad ass wine!
@David L

Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ with the. Possibility of being ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ given some time for integration. Open the wine yesterday and let it slowly oxidized for five hours and it was still tight. Drinking significantly better on day two. Beautiful floral nose. Dark BlackBerry and Tannins are still alive and kicking and felt on the back pallet. I brought two with me this weekend but will definitely only open one. Not worth opening the other at this time. Too much of a battle to enjoy the wine at this time. I truly enjoy drinking some wine young and then drinking them as they evolve. I would say this is not the case for this one. Truly let it sleep for at least five years. I only bought a three pack so leaving to the other two alone for five years shouldn't be a problem!!!
Unless David Lentine comes over and says crack open a bad ass wine!
@David L

Mar 20th, 2017
Bob McKechnie

This wine is awesome, alittle young but give it a 98 score

This wine is awesome, alittle young but give it a 98 score

Oct 10th, 2014
Susan Sangiacomo

1.5 L

Dec 25th, 2017
Amy Doyle

This is a fun one... 👌🏻

This is a fun one... 👌🏻

Apr 30th, 2017
Chris Johnson

Rich and still slightly tannic. Could have waited 5 more.

Rich and still slightly tannic. Could have waited 5 more.

Nov 15th, 2016
Nikolay Dimitrov

Great fruit and structure. Could age for years to come.

Great fruit and structure. Could age for years to come.

Nov 10th, 2016
Susan Sangiacomo

Magnum. Lots of berry. Great now and still wants to party a while longer.

Magnum. Lots of berry. Great now and still wants to party a while longer.

Oct 30th, 2016
Jackie Smith

Jackie had this 4 years ago

Jackie had this 4 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2016