Dana Estates VASO Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2018 VASO Cabernet Sauvignon is a true snapshot of the abundant vintage with a plush entry, full of bright candied fruit, and a bright acidity. This wine showcases the different terroirs of Napa Valley in the Cabernet-based blend with fragrances of dried blueberry, maple, and plum preserves. The soft entry is richly concentrated with flavors of berry compote, savory allspice, toasted oak and a juicy freshness that is in perfect balance. The broad tannins are centrally located and linger with the long dark chocolate finish. This highly aromatic wine is approachable now and will continue to gracefully build as the years pass.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, currants and plums with some spices. Walnuts and chocolate, too. Full-to medium-bodied with very fine tannins and delicious, succulent fruit, as well as hints of herbs. Some stemmy character. So balanced and delicious. 90% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot, 4% malbec and 1% petite verdot. Drink or hold.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Vaso is cut from the same cloth, offering beautiful purity and richness. It’s slightly more pure and darker than the spicier 2017 and has notes of cassis, redcurrants, dark chocolate, tobacco, and violets. Full-bodied on the palate, it has silky tannins, terrific overall balance, and just loads of character and charm. It’s in the running for the greatest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon under $100.