2018 Dana Estates Helms Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2018 Dana Estates Helms Vineyard
  • JS 99
  • WA 98
  • JD 97
  • VN 96

Reg: $695.00

$625.00

In Stock: 3 btls
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Reg: $695.00

$625.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, May 2021
Sweet white chocolate with currant, plum and subtle hazelnut on the nose. Some other spices, such as nutmeg and cloves. Floral. Full-bodied with extremely fine tannins that go on and on. Beautiful center plate that is...   Sweet white chocolate with currant, plum and subtle hazelnut on the nose. Some other spices, such as nutmeg and cloves. Floral. Full-bodied with extremely fine tannins that go on and on. Beautiful center plate that is dense yet polished and fine and continues on. Exceptional. Fantastic finish. Drinkable now, but needs four or five years to show it’s true greatness.  
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2021
(98+ points) Helms vineyard consists of five acres on gravelly loam, right on the northern edge of the Rutherford bench, planted in 1997 and 1998 to Cabernet Sauvignon clones See and 337. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms...   (98+ points) Helms vineyard consists of five acres on gravelly loam, right on the northern edge of the Rutherford bench, planted in 1997 and 1998 to Cabernet Sauvignon clones See and 337. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 21 months in French oak barrels, 100% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls out of the glass with seductive scents of Morello cherries, blackcurrant pastilles and mulberries with hints of chocolate mint, violets and forest floor, plus a waft of cinnamon toast. Full-bodied, the palate has an ethereal weight, dancing with bright, vibrant black and blue fruits and a lively line of freshness, textured with beautifully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing long and mineral laced. Wow. 422 cases were made.- LPB  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, August 2021
(97+ points) From a site around the estate in Rutherford, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is one of the age-worthy, incredibly elegant Cabernets from Napa Valley that could easily be mistaken for a First...   (97+ points) From a site around the estate in Rutherford, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is one of the age-worthy, incredibly elegant Cabernets from Napa Valley that could easily be mistaken for a First Growth Pauillac. Revealing a deeper ruby/plum color as well as a great nose of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, cedarwood, and savory herbs, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a layered, elegant texture, integrated tannins, and a great finish.  
VN 96
Vinous, January 2021
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is a pretty, sensual wine that shows the more restrained style of the year. Soft and open-knit, the 2018 is quite expressive today, its recent bottling notwithstanding...   The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is a pretty, sensual wine that shows the more restrained style of the year. Soft and open-knit, the 2018 is quite expressive today, its recent bottling notwithstanding. Red/purplish berry notes mocha and raspberry jam all grace this exquisite, wonderfully nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Rutherford
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork