2019 Dana Estates Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon [RP-98pts]


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Tasting Notes:

97-99 points Wine Advocate

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. This barrel sample of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is due to be aged for 21 months in French oak barrels, 100% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it explodes with bombastic scents of crushed blackberries, plum preserves and crème de cassis followed by nuances of red roses, black tea, eucalyptus oil and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shimmers with juicy black fruits, supported by ripe, soft tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and fragrant. 402 cases are projected to be made. (LPB)  (3/2021)

98 points Vinous

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is classy, elegant and polished. Bright acids and beams of supporting tannin give the Helms terrific energy and vibrancy. The 2019 is a gorgeous Helms. Dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, dried herbs, mint and a hint or rose petal lend aromatic brilliance to a sculpted, mid-weight Cabernet that is more finesse than power. I love the purity here. (AG)  (2/2023)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Showing consistently (if not a touch better) than earlier this year, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is a medium to full-bodied, complex, incredibly satisfying Cabernet offering lots of cassis and plum fruits, ripe, integrated tannins, wonderful purity of fruit, and lifted, exotic notes of candied violets, tobacco, and spice. It’s drinking nicely today, but it should have two decades of overall longevity.  (2/2023)

97 points James Suckling

Aromas of red currants, crushed stone, bark and some red licorice follow through to a medium to full body with creamy and medium-round tannins. Hints of chocolate, walnut and stone. Really fine-grained and silky tannins. Try after 2026.  (3/2022)

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Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


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Perfect condition.