Dana Estates is the third winery to occupy this piece of vineyard land in the heart of the famed Rutherford Bench.Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Napa Valley, Dana Estates is dedicated to making small lots of truly distinctive world class wines. Dana is a Sanskrit term meaning “the Spirit of Generosity.” It is in this spirit that we express a profound appreciation for those that have worked the soil before us, as we build on the foundations laid by previous generations of vintners. Blending history and tradition with cutting edge vineyard management, a new state of the art winery and meticulous winemaking, Dana Estates strives to make the greatest wines possible. In so doing, we hope to provide a link between the past and future generations of vintners, and all those who appreciate the generosity of this special land.
With the winemakers Philippe Melka and Cameron Vawter to insure that the space and facilities would enable the production of consistently world class wines.
VASO Cellars - A deep maroon complexion with hues of violet hints at the intensity of the 2013 vintage from first glance. Aromas of Tahitian vanilla and truffle spring forth accompanied by notes of blackcurrant and plum. These scents meld into flavors of black cherry, cassis, and fresh blackberry on the expansive palate. The coating espresso bean entry yields to a generous and lush flow of youthful yet integrated tannins making for a lengthy and seamless finish. An exceptional expression of a vintage that is sure to please today and for years to come.
Napa | California | USA
Food Pairing: Grilled steak, foie gras, Asian BBQ