Aged 15 months in French, American, and European oak (30% new) barrels
Our 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the expressive characteristics of the vintage. The wine opens with layers of wild raspberry, black cherry and juicy black plum followed by complex nuances of more brambly elements like savory wild sage, fresh mint and forest floor on the finish. The tannins are full and round giving the wine a silky, smooth texture and mouthfeel, with a delicate structure complementing the mouth filling flavors. Nicely integrated baking spice notes of cinnamon and brioche from toasted oak barrels are interwoven through the aromas and flavors, complementing the lengthy finish. This rich, mouth pleasing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now, yet promises cellar worthiness.
90 pts The Wine Advocate Points