Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

SKU 10810


Dark fruit and baking spices spring from the glass. The palate is dominated by ripe black and red fruit, intense minerality and a tannin profile that is pure unadulterated Hershey, the purest form of Howell Mountain. The slightest chalk and ash notes layered with fruit, anise and forest abound in the finish. Best enjoyed 2017 through 2030.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Howell Mountain
Brand Dana Estates
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard comes from an 1,800-foot elevation and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested October 19-22. This is a sensational superstar from Howell Mountain with an inky purple color, notes of mocha, mulberry, crème de cassis, graphite and spring flowers. It is dense, full-bodied, opulent and concentrated with sweet but moderate tannin. This is a stunner that should drink well for another 25 or so years.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA blockbuster, showing torque and drive, this is dense and chewy, with massive, extracted, earth- and cedar-laced dark berry, graphite and oak elements, complemented by potent tannins. Needs time. Drink now through 2030.

James Laube, October 31, 2015