The 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon marks my third vintage in this portfolio of beautiful wines, and likely one of our proudest efforts to date. As it often takes a few years to truly learn a vineyard, Wes and I took the opportunity the perfect growing conditions in 2016 offered and craft a beautiful expression of pure Cabernet Sauvignon from the family estate. The wine shows a more savory focus, with notes of Chinese five spice, bittersweet chocolate ganache, white pepper and candied currants. Having barrel fermented nearly 30% of the fruit for this wine, the mid-palate and body are seamless and finely polished, maintaining the acid and tannin tension one would hope for and expect from a mountain estate. This wine will show beautiful upon release with time in the decanter, and will age gracefully for many years to come!
|Release Date:||Fall 2019|
(94–97 pts)—Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Oct. ‘18)
(92–95 pts)—Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media (Dec. ‘18)