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Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard 2016
Price - $319/bottle
Product Description

Vintage: 2016

Vintage Rating: 10/10

Variety: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot

Colour: Red 

Region: Napa Valley

Producer: Dana Estates

Winemaker: Chris Cooney 

Organic: Yes

Estate: Yes

Drinking Window: 2020-2040

Robert Parker Review: 99 points

Points on Wine Review - 92 points

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard is very deep purple-black in colour with an earthy, meaty, broody nose with notes of mocha over baked plums and crème de cassis plus wafts of spice box and mincemeat. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated, rich and earthy with great vibrancy on the finish.

Food Pairing:

Short Ribs | Seared Beef | Mushrooms

 

Alexander Recipe Suggestions:

Cabernet braised short ribs with Swiss Chard and Orecchiette

American Cut's in-house Burger (blend of brisket, short rib and dry-aged rib-eye)

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cabernet Sauvignon and Dried Cherry Sauce

Technical Stuff

Appellation: Napa Valley

Site: Lotus Vineyard

Soil: 

Yield: TBD hl/ha

pH: 3.70

R/S: TBD g/l

Alcohol By Volume: 16 % 

Aging: 26 months, 100% New French Oak

Number of Cases: 839

About Dana Estates

Dana Estates was originally founded in 1883 by H.W. Helms. However, it was not until the 70s when it was purchased by John and Diane Livingston, under which many famous winemakers worked including Randy Dunn, John Kongsgaard and Juan Mercado. Since 2005, Hi Sang Lee has been the owner of Dana Estates. Mr. Lee, was a South Korean businessman and owner of a fine wine distribution company which specialized in Californian wine, prior to investing in Dana Estates. When the chance came up to own Dana Estates he jumped at the chance, ensuring to keep the old ghost winery, and building on the past. Dana estates comprise of four separate vineyards: Helms, Hershey, Lotus and Crystal Spring Vineyard. All vineyards are farmed organically, yields are low and each site showcases the terroir to which it lies on. This new style of Californian Cult winery pushes boundaries and with the team of Mr. Lee, Chris Cooney and Philippe Melka at the heart of all decisions, Dana Estates are turning heads in the Cult wine scene.