Wine Profile & Ratings
American Fine Wine Competition rated 92 Points
The 2016 vintage represents another year of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The near perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th. All our fruit was picked prior to this rain. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The wines from 2016 are displaying ripe fruit, great structure and balance.
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc lots were hand-picked then destemmed and berry sorted on the crush pad. We picked and fermented all of the vineyards, varietals and blocks separately, so we can pick each block during its ideal window. Fermentation lasted an average 12 days with the wine drained and pressed ar dryness. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 26 months, 1/2 new French oak, 1/2 neutral. The primary blend was assembled at 12 months, with secondary blending at 18 months, and final blend-strokes being done at 26 months, just prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted Pork, Chicken Tomato Curry, Goat Cheese, Camembert
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