Dana Estates Onda Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Tasting Notes :
Fresh blackberries and raspberries, layered with dark chocolate, and baking spice. The palate opens with rich warm fruit notes that are interwoven with precise tannins. Sourced primarily from hillside vineyards the wine is structured and full bodied, but with an elegant balance of tannin and a creamy density. Flavors of ripe black cherries, chocolate, espresso. Hints of minerality and nutmeg spice emerge on a long lingering finish. While inviting now, this wine will grow in complexity as flavors marry with time. Enjoy now through 2026 and beyond.
James SucklingOne of the most serious Ondas I have had. Medium to full body and firm and polished tannins. Very long and poised. Excellent length. Fabulous focus and beauty. This needs two or three years to soften, but it's already superb. Try in 2022.
Wine AdvocateTheir blended wine, Onda, comes from all of their vineyard sites, and is essentially a second wine culled from the single-vineyards. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Onda, which sees 19 months in about 54% new French oak, has turned out much more compelling than I thought last year. Loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit with a hint of creosote, wood spice and camphor are offered in this deep, medium to full-bodied, layered and voluptuously textured wine. It is pure, sexy and ideal for drinking over the next 15+ years.