2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L


Wine Information

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

94+ Points – Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
94 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
93 Points – Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate


Santa Cruz Mountains

Alcohol By Volume


Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice and toasted oak. Complex, long, sensuous finish. EB (1/19)
A mild winter resulted in early bud-break, but the return to cool weather in spring slowed vine growth. Summer warmth was offset by unseasonably cold nights and fog, resulting in greater acidity and firm tannins. Shortened fermentations helped balance the tannin structure. This wine combined lots with appealing fruit and elegance. Enjoyable now, this excellent vintage will reach full maturity within fifteen years.
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