2010 Dana Estates 'Onda' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley USA
$199.00 USD $225.00 USD
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This is the first US release of Onda, Dana's second wine, which has previously only been available in Korea. Mocha, espresso, plums, cloves and licorice flesh out in the 2010 Onda. Rich, voluptuous an intense, the 2010 is a great choice for drinking over the next handful of years. The style is decidedly opulent and flashy, but all the elements are in the right place. A distinctly floral, spiced finish rounds things out beautifully. Ideally, readers should give the 2010 another few years in bottle to allow some of the baby fat to drop off. This is a gorgeous showing. Onda is made from the second selection of fruit and/or barrels from Helms, Hershey and Lotus, plus fruit from a fourth site, Crystal Springs Vineyard, which sits just below Lotus.
93 Points Vinous
Aged 20 months in French oak, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda (510 cases produced) came across as an elegant, Bordeaux-styled wine with a touch of austerity as well as noble red and black fruits intermixed with forest floor, unsmoked tobacco, and a stylish, St.-Julien-like personality. Those who think Napa Valley only makes big blockbusters are advised to check out this beauty of finesse, elegance and mid-weight.
92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate