2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
THIS VINTAGE MARKS THE END OF THE DROUGHT YEAR VINTAGES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHICH ENDED EMPHATICALLY IN THE WINTER OF 2016-2017. ONCE AGAIN, WE SAW EXTREMELY EARLY BUD BREAK, FLOWERING, AND HARVEST THAT WAS MOSTLY COMPLETE BEFORE SEPTEMBER. THESE DROUGHT YEARS HAVE PRODUCED WINES WITH EXCELLENT CONSISTENCY, LITTLE DISEASE PRESSURE IN THE VINEYARDS AND EXCEPTIONAL DEPTH AND INTENSITY.
The fruit for our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon hails from world famous Napa Valley. This appellation provides a bold, concentrated and more complex Cabernet due to the rockier soils and exposure to elements that stress the vines.
Primary fermentation over a period of 30 days with an additional 12 days of extended maceration. It was then pressed and placed in barrel where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. Aging for 15 months in French oak, 45% of which was new.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon abounds with intense flavors of boysenberry, dark plum, and blackberry with a smooth silky finish featuring hints of cocoa and touch of caramel. Well balanced with fine tannins, this wine is deep and multi-dimensional. Will play well for 15 -20 years.
- VARIETAL COMPOSITION:
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon