Our 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with notes of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushroom.
This wine has a rich entry, depth through the mid-palate, great structure without being heavy and exceptional length on the finish. Fresh cherry flavors balanced with floral notes and a subtle hint of black pepper add a beautiful complexity. Plush tannins lend to its ageworthiness. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will show beautifully through 2040.
The 2016 vintage was an exceptional growing year across all our vineyards, despite being the fifth consecutive year of drought in the Napa Valley. Ideal weather conditions from spring through summer created the backdrop for a vintage with a lot of potential. Mild temperatures during ripening presented plentiful fruit and provided an environment for steady and smooth development of flavors and aromatics. We saw early fall rain in October, shortly after the last of our fruit from Jump Rock Vineyard came into the winery. The expressiveness of this vintage’s generous crop resulted in a beautiful and plush wine with good balance and nice integration of tannins.