2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2016 vintage had an unusually warm start to the growing season. Bud break and bloom were significantly advanced from previous vintages, putting the 2016 vintage a good two-plus week ahead of average. A shift to consistently cooler midsummer temperatures extended the growing season, providing beautifully ripened fruit. Aromatics of ripe blackberry, cherry, and currant, are brought full circle via its nuanced oak profile of vanilla, cedar and baking spice. The palate is rich and dark with leathery yet supple tannins that extend into a juicy long-lasting finish. Rounding out this elegant yet lively Cabernet is a hint of refreshing acidity. Great for a steak on the grill.
93 pts - James Suckling