2016 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

$53
Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Aromas of blackberry crisp and flavors of cherry, clove and a hint of dark chocolate. Full-bodied and smooth with a lingering finish. Reviews 94 points from The Tasting Panel, Meridith May, September 2019 issue
94 points from Decanter, Elin McCoy, 5/29/19
93 points from jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/19/18
90 points from Vinous, Antonio Galloni, December 2018
  • Varietal 81% Cabernet Sauvignon
    13% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
    3% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 54% Stags Leap District
    40% Mt George Vineyard
    6% Oakville Station
  • Harvest Info September 13 – October 7, 2016
    24.4° Brix
  • Skin Contact 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16.5 months barrel age
    44% new oak
    New oak profile: 89% French, 8% Hungarian, 3% American
    Overall oak profile: 90% French, 6% Hungarian, 4% American
  • Analysis 14.6% Alcohol
    5.70 g/L TA
    3.63 pH
    0.05% Rs
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