Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

SKU 10583


The nose abounds with black berry, dark red cherry, dry earth and dusty warm stones. Nice weight in the mid palate builds through layers of fruit, candied cherry, warm caramel and espresso. The Howell Mountain tannin profile is pronounced, yet well integrated and precise. This expression of Hershey should age effortlessly for 13-18 years and reward those who can hold on for longer.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Dana Estates
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa90-92

Wine AdvocateThe fruit for the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard was picked on November 2, and it is certainly one of the stars of the vintage, reflecting the success Howell Mountain enjoyed in this vintage. It possesses excellent ripeness along with mulberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with hints of wet rock and graphite. Ripe, lush and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, this beauty, because of the precociousness and forward character of the 2011s, is best consumed over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2013
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorA rich, powerful expression of dense loamy earth, tobacco, black licorice, mineral and dark berry flavors. This never lets up, framed by persistent, gutsy tannins. Drink now through 2022. 304 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2014