Chris Cooney joined Dana Estates as winemaker in 2015, working alongside Consultant Philippe Melka to elevate the wines even further, and continue the transition to dry farming. He brought a vision for minimal intervention winemaking and responsible farming to all the wines in our portfolio. Chris’ style is dedicated to allowing each element of the wine to show as it is.

Prior to joining the team, Chris was crafting wine as the Senior Winemaker at Napa’s Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyards. Wine Spectator ranked his production of 2010 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon as #4 in the Top 100 list; a marker of many incredible wines to come.

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2016 Dana Estates, ONDA Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD95JS96
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,275 cases
£158 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £193.73 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Dana Estates, Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x150cl

JD100VM100
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 372 cases Hailed by Robert Parker as “Their First Growth Terroir”, Lotus is situated at the northern reaches of Howell... Mountain, and presents the challenge of farming slopes ranging from 35° to 40°, at an elevation of 365 metres above sea level. Given these extreme aspects, the farming here is all painstakingly performed by hand. The entirety of the vineyard is planted on core stone bedrock and is 95% dry-farmed. The bedrock just beneath the surface causes the vines' roots to struggle in the search for water below, resulting in a Cabernet that is compelling for its power, intensity, vibrancy, and tension.
£1,320 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,592.21 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Hershey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x150cl

JD99VM98.5
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 416 cases Located at 550m above the Valley floor, the incredibly rocky, rhyolitic soils of this Howell Mountain site provide fruit with structure... and depth, yet the cool climate produces a wine of restraint and vibrant acidity. An underlying minerality gives the wine a particularly distinctive character and provides another layer of complexity.
£1,285 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,548.41 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Hershey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3x75cl

JD99VM98.5
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 416 cases Located at 550m above the Valley floor, the incredibly rocky, rhyolitic soils of this Howell Mountain site provide fruit with structure... and depth, yet the cool climate produces a wine of restraint and vibrant acidity. An underlying minerality gives the wine a particularly distinctive character and provides another layer of complexity.
£1,750 / Case£583.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,109.61 / Case, £703.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3x75cl

JD100VM100
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 372 cases Hailed by Robert Parker as “Their First Growth Terroir”, Lotus is situated at the northern reaches of Howell... Mountain, and presents the challenge of farming slopes ranging from 35° to 40°, at an elevation of 365 metres above sea level. Given these extreme aspects, the farming here is all painstakingly performed by hand. The entirety of the vineyard is planted on core stone bedrock and is 95% dry-farmed. The bedrock just beneath the surface causes the vines' roots to struggle in the search for water below, resulting in a Cabernet that is compelling for its power, intensity, vibrancy, and tension.
£1,800 / Case£600 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,172.31 / Case, £724.10 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 1x150cl

RP97-99VM98
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 451 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, this gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained ‘dusty’ tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,285 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,548.41 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 3x75cl

RP97-99VM98
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 451 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, this gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained ‘dusty’ tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,750 / Case£583.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,111.38 / Case, £703.79 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, VASO Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD95
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 6647 Cases VASO is to Dana Estates what The Mascot is to Harlan Estate, BOND and... Promontory. Dana Estates' vineyards are ranked as “Some of the best sites in Napa Valley” by Robert Parker, and VASO is built around the younger vines and hand-picked barrels that really show-off the incredible range of flavours and aromatics at winemaker Chris Cooney’s disposal. Like the single-vineyard Cabs, only the precious free-run juice is used and there is as little intervention as possible by the team, allowing the terroir to shine through. The core of the VASO 2019 is from the Estate's Hershey Vineyard, just a stone's throw from Abreu's Las Posadas on Howell Mountain, complemented by fruit from their regal Lotus Vineyard – “Their First Growth terroir” (RP) – and historic Helms Vineyard which surrounds the winery in western Rutherford. The VASO is released with the optimum bottle age so it’s absolutely gorgeous to pop open straight away, while holding plenty of cellaring potential. We cannot recommend this showstopper of a Napa Cab highly enough.
£450 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £563.54 / Case, £93.92 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2016 Dana Estates, ONDA Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD95JS96
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,275 cases
£940 / Case£156.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,152.77 / Case, £192.13 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Dana Estates, Hershey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3x75cl

JS99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 222 cases Located at 550m above the Valley floor, the incredibly rocky, rhyolitic soils of this Howell Mountain site provide fruit with structure... and depth, yet the cool climate produces a wine of restraint and vibrant acidity. An underlying minerality gives the wine a particularly distinctive character and provides another layer of complexity.
£1,250 / Case£416.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,509.61 / Case, £503.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 3x75cl

JS98
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 255 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, This gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained “dusty” tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,225 / Case£408.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,479.61 / Case, £493.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2015 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 3x75cl

JD99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 245 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, This gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained “dusty” tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,250 / Case£416.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,509.61 / Case, £503.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days