Dana Estates


Dana Estates is not formally part of any Bordeaux classifications as it is a California Cult wine. However, its caliber often invites comparisons with the great Bordeaux Grand Cru estates like Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.


  • Vintages with 100-point scores: 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Most popular for its remarkable balance of intensity and elegance
  • Highest achievement: Acclaimed by connoisseurs as a benchmark for California Cabernet Sauvignon

Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle

Owned by Hi Sang Lee, a South Korean entrepreneur who has a history of reviving estates to produce top-notch wines, Dana Estates stands as a testament to the marriage of tradition and modernity. Winemaker Philippe Melka, with credentials from Bordeaux to Napa, employs both classic and cutting-edge techniques to achieve a wine of unparalleled quality.

Vineyard & Craftsmanship

Located in the esteemed Helms Vineyard in Rutherford, the estate covers just 6 acres, highlighting its exclusivity. The vineyard's unique terroir, which combines volcanic and clay loam soils, is impeccably matched with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes to create a wine of staggering complexity and nuance.

Aging & Investment Value

Dana Estates wines are known to age gracefully, often reaching peak maturity at 10 to 15 years, making them a prime choice for long-term investment. The winery's limited production adds to the scarcity factor, pushing the demand and value further for collectors.


Perfect wine for the Holidays

opus one 2013

2013 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

America / California / Napa Valley / Oakville

RP 98
V 97