2012 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard Magnum, Napa Valley
Wine Advocate #215 (Oct 2014) Drink: 2014-2035
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus, which is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, was harvested much earlier, October 9-18, and 25 months in French oak (more than 90% new). There are only 300 cases of this wine, which has a striking floral nose with hints of licorice, burning embers, incense, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. It’s powerful, lightly tannic, extravagantly rich and a great classic from a fabulous terroir and impeccable winemaking and élevage. Drink it over the next 20+ years.
Robert Parker (October 2014)