Suggesting its aging potential, the 2016 continually reveals a new layer of expression after opening. Initially somewhat coy and restrained, the nose blossoms with aeration, developing iron and raspberry notes before showing it's true character with cassis - the signature aromatic of great Cabernet Sauvignon.
Shapely, fine-grained tannins are mouth-filling, while the acidity present gives backbone, direction, and freshness with and integrated and harmonious density. 2016 stands as an example of how wines with great potential for aging are, at the same time, a pleasure in their youth to release.
A vintage with few heat spikes and ideal weather throughout the growing season, the core of 2016 indicates a true classic offering with concentration, finesse, and agreeability.
Red, volcanic core stone and lighter gravel / stony overlay from Rudd alluvial fav
Started September 1st, lasting 34 days, 7 separate picks
78% New French Oak
The deep, rich color suggests the wine's density and depth, while it's purple-violet edges are telling of the natural acidity and vivacity.