Palate

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Bull Trail Estate is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. It has a very deep purple-black color and comes strutting out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant pastilles, baked plums and mocha with touches of fruitcake, black soil and chargrill. Big, rich and concentrated, the generous fruit is framed by ripe, grainy tannins, and it finished long and savory.” – Wine Advocate

Growing Conditions

2016 was another in a string of excellent vintages for Napa winemaking. Generous winter rains brought much-needed rainfall to saturate the root zones and replenish reservoirs. Moderate temperatures and bright sunshine enabled the vines to thrive throughout the spring and summer, creating a balanced, optimal growing pace. Warm days and cool nights during harvest season allowed ripening to progress at an even pace, resulting in wines that display complex fruit flavors and balanced acidity.

Winemaking

The 2016 Amici Cellars Old Bull Trail Cabernet Sauvignon is a concentrated, savory wine grown just a half-mile north of Amici Cellars’ winery and tasting room. Planted by Amici owner John Harris to his favorite Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard’s soil composition—decomposed bedrock and igneous rock—along with its southeastern exposure come together to create a bold, decadent Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aging

100% stainless steel fermentation. Aged 22 months in 100% new French Oak barrels