2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Six Acre • Stagecoach vineyards
Our 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from two of Napa's finest properties, the Six Acre Vineyard from the Oakville District - the heart of the Napa Valley and the Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak high in the Vaca Mountains on Napa's eastern ridge. Each vineyard contributes its unique characteristics to create a wine reflecting the complex range of Napa's aromas and flavors. It's a classic Napa Cab that is approachable while young but with the structure to improve with age.
The wine is our signature traditional style emphasizing dark fruits, with herbal, spicy aromatics and medium weight and length. On the palate there is a pronounced core of black cherry and dark chocolate with hints of cedar and allspice. Bold tannins anchor a long, satisfying finish. The complex flavors are well integrated in the youthful wine and will continue to improve over the next 6 to 7 years. It is an elegant accompaniment to food.
Our 2016 Napa Cab was harvested in October 2016. It was fermented using 90 percent whole berries to emphasize bright fruit characteristics and aged for 22 months in 45 percent new French oak barrels. Small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were added to enhance the mouthfeel and enliven the aromatics.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines and our Napa Valley Cab pairs well with steak, roasts, hearty stews, wild game, mild or strong cheeses and for dessert, the classic pairing of Chocolate & Cab!
AVA: Napa Valley
Cepage: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Average Brix at harvest: 26.1
TA: 6.8 g/l
Cases produced: 50