On the nose aromas of mocha, boysenberry, currant, cooked blackberry, toasted vanilla.
The palate is a crowd pleaser with clove, lavender, blueberry that leads into a long and seamless finish of black plum and mocha.
2016 was another brilliant growing season for most of California, although prolonged drought conditions continued resulting in lower yields in the vineyards. The conditions throughout the growing season were consistent, even and warm with few unbearable, damaging heat spikes. California did experience a wet October, but most grapes were already picked and safely in the winery before the rains began. Overall, the quality and fruit characteristics in this vintage were very good with well-developed flavor profiles and excellent color development.
To achieve the rich varietal expression and approachable fruit profile in our Cabernet Sauvignon, we harvested our fruit at the peak of ripeness, followed by frequent pump-overs throughout fermentation. This constant contact between the skins and juice enables maximum flavor extraction from the fruit. We then aged the wine for approximately 10 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels to lend sweet, toasty vanilla tones and build structure.
10 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels
Contemporary and elegant, our 2016 West Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with red purple hues.