Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
The minerality of this site never ceases to amaze us. It's like walking through a field of crushed rocks. Both floral raspberry and blackberry dominate the nose. Cedar and fresh sawn pine notes reflect the character of the cooler climate common in this elevation. The palate is dominated by fresh blue and black fruits, tar, and black licorice. The tannins are expressive of the Howell mountain site yet well integrated.
Broad-shouldered and powerful, dense and chewy, with extracted currant, blackberry and cedar notes. Firms on the finish, revealing a tannic backbone, with the flavors clinging to the palate. Best from 2014 through 2026. 266 cases made.