Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
Utterly perfect is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new French oak. Although limited in availability (220 cases produced), it is a wine of awesome intensity boasting an opaque purple color in addition to a brilliant floral-scented bouquet displaying aromas of cassis, black raspberries, black fruit, and forest floor. Multilayered with terrific intensity as well as a long, nearly 60-second finish, this flawlessly assembled wine is a brilliant example of Cabernet Sauvignon from the St. Helena hillsides. Give it 2-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Bravo!
A tremendous effort, dense and chewy, at points rustic but deeply concentrated, with a medley of dark berry fruits, loamy earth, mineral, sage and cedar, coming together nicely and maintaining a tight focus through the finish, where this ends with an espresso aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 302 cases made.