dana estates, helms vineyard cabernet sauvignon, rutherford 2016
VINOUS
98

2016 dana estates, helms vineyard cabernet sauvignon, rutherford

Why We're Buying

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is always in demand. The white grand vin prominently features sauvignon blanc with dashes of Sémillon and sauvignon gris and retails for more than $125 per bottle. It's also appreciated 52.5% from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
98

Vinous

A truly sensational wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard is just breathtaking. Fresh, vibrant and towering in its beauty, the 2016 possesses off-the-charts aromatic intensity, fruit vibrancy and total harmony. Sweet floral and spice notes add freshness to this plush, deeply resonant Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The move to pick just a bit earlier has paid off big-time in bringing out the purity of the red-toned fruit. The 2016 is simply magnificent. Wow.