Ratings & Tasting notes:
Wine Advocate #215 (Oct 2014)
The largest case production is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda, which is essentially their second wine culled from the top lots of Lotus, Hershey, Helms and Crystal Springs. It’s a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot (888 cases) that spent 20 months in 70% new French oak. The wine is deep ruby/purple, exhibits crème de cassis notes with some incense and subtle charcoal. It’s medium to full-bodied, silky smooth and clearly meant to be the wine that most consumers would want to drink earlier than the more saturated and denser single-vineyard wines. This should drink nicely for at least another 10-15 years. Robert Parker (October 2014)
James Sucking 95 pts: 2012 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Onda, Napa Valley. Blueberry and mineral character that gives it an almost slate character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and fabulous length. Very, very fine. This is the finest Onda ever. Hints of hazelnut and chocolate. Pure definition of the vineyards of Dana Estates. Better in 2017.
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Label: No Damage
Fill Level: Mid Neck