The 2016 vintage was ideal with warm and dry growing conditions through-out the season. Harvest started on September 19th and finished on the 29th, a relatively short span for valley floor fruit. The resulting wine has beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry pie, vanilla extract, clove, white pepper, rose petal, and cinnamon. The wine has velvety tannins and a round, silky texture. On the palate are flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, cocoa powder, graham cracker, anise, and chocolate. The 2016 vintage has an elegance and roundness to it which makes it ideal for drinking now, or in 5-7 years with proper cellaring.
95 points Wine Advocate
The cade Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is made from some of Napaâs most renowned vineyards: Kenefick Ranch Vineyards in Calistoga, Hanson-Hsieh Vineyard in Oak Knoll, and Komes Ranch in St. Helena.
The wine received 18 months barrel aging in 100% French Oak (64% New). Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel immediately after primary fermentation. The wine was racked quarterly once malolactic fermentation was complete.
We use several different coopers for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon including Allary, CaVin, Gamba, Boutes, Taransaud, Quintessence, Giraud, and Mercier. Of these coopers we are sourcing the oak from several different forests as well as using a combination of Medium plus and Medium Long toasting levels.
Wine was bottled on May 4th, 2018
Production: 49 Barrels
Varietals: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec