Vaso

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.317 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

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. This SB comes from Dana’s Hershey Vineyard on Howell Mountain.

This is good. Like really good. Would love to try next to Dana’s own SB. 8yrs young and drinking wonderfully...almost shockingly so. This is like a combo of high end Bordeaux Blanc with Aesthete Sauv Blanc. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass with honeyed sea salt, grapefruit, lemongrass and white peach. On the palate, it is so textured and rich, almost creamy. More peach, poached pear, lemon oil, creamsicle, and wet rock. There is good acidity here (still at 8yrs for a Napa SB!), and while the profile is rounded, it’s certainly not flabby. One of the best Napa SBs I’ve tasted and still has a couple years of cruising at peak. I’m going to open my ‘13 soon, but I’m going to hold my ‘15 for a while! Best around cellar temp, don’t get it too cold or it will mute some of the flavors. I owe you for this one,
@Mike R !

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. This SB comes from Dana’s Hershey Vineyard on Howell Mountain.

This is good. Like really good. Would love to try next to Dana’s own SB. 8yrs young and drinking wonderfully...almost shockingly so. This is like a combo of high end Bordeaux Blanc with Aesthete Sauv Blanc. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass with honeyed sea salt, grapefruit, lemongrass and white peach. On the palate, it is so textured and rich, almost creamy. More peach, poached pear, lemon oil, creamsicle, and wet rock. There is good acidity here (still at 8yrs for a Napa SB!), and while the profile is rounded, it’s certainly not flabby. One of the best Napa SBs I’ve tasted and still has a couple years of cruising at peak. I’m going to open my ‘13 soon, but I’m going to hold my ‘15 for a while! Best around cellar temp, don’t get it too cold or it will mute some of the flavors. I owe you for this one,
@Mike R !

Mar 24th, 2020
Mike R
9.3

So damn good - still hanging in there after seven years

So damn good - still hanging in there after seven years

Oct 12th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

With our best bud, @Mike R and his son Russ. Awesome wine. And a 12 vintage to boot. Love this wine. A wonderful gift from, @Mike R 😍 Thank you my brother.

With our best bud, @Mike R and his son Russ. Awesome wine. And a 12 vintage to boot. Love this wine. A wonderful gift from, @Mike R 😍 Thank you my brother.

Aug 24th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

I think this is an amazing SB

I think this is an amazing SB

Apr 15th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

This wine is magnificent 🎤

This wine is magnificent 🎤

Apr 7th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

This is sooo goood

This is sooo goood

Feb 9th, 2019
David L

@Mike R Thanks for sharing both. Nice to do a side by side. 12 & 13 Dana Vaso. 12 was the clear winner last night. I’d like to revisit the 13 in 6/12 months.
The color was so light almost transparent. Meyer lemon, green apple, white peach & grapefruit/ tangerine skin. The palate is vibrant with a zesty energy that is perfectly balanced with the softness & subtle notes of white flowers. Have it on it’s own or with food.
WHY spend $175 on the Dana SB when you can get this at a fraction of the price. BUY!!
@Mike R You & Rhonda ... As always 5 star hospitality . The kids are looking forward to coming back to your CC this summer.

@Mike R Thanks for sharing both. Nice to do a side by side. 12 & 13 Dana Vaso. 12 was the clear winner last night. I’d like to revisit the 13 in 6/12 months.
The color was so light almost transparent. Meyer lemon, green apple, white peach & grapefruit/ tangerine skin. The palate is vibrant with a zesty energy that is perfectly balanced with the softness & subtle notes of white flowers. Have it on it’s own or with food.
WHY spend $175 on the Dana SB when you can get this at a fraction of the price. BUY!!
@Mike R You & Rhonda ... As always 5 star hospitality . The kids are looking forward to coming back to your CC this summer.

Dec 29th, 2018
Andy Hall

Crisp and refreshing. Good wine to start the night. Very citrusy. Grapefruit on the nose.

Crisp and refreshing. Good wine to start the night. Very citrusy. Grapefruit on the nose.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Susan Sangiacomo

Even in freezings temperatures this hit the spot.

Even in freezings temperatures this hit the spot.

Feb 17th, 2019
Susan Sangiacomo

More full bodied SB...which I like. Coconut.

More full bodied SB...which I like. Coconut.

Oct 20th, 2018