The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon leads with an alluring amount of spice and red fruit that sits atop a black soy note and an earthy and loamy base. The aromas are warm and inviting: a bit of leather and bittersweet chocolate wrap around notes of purple flowers and the flesh of ripe plums, graphite, and tobacco. Bramble, earth, dried herb, red cherry and blackberries are all interwoven on the palate. There is a succulent amount of red and black fruit painted with a chocolate coating. This is a timeless Cabernet Sauvignon that engages your palate, finishing with a dry, dusty tannin that feels like it is not born in the Napa Valley. The drying tannins leave you desirous of a second sip.
FRENCH OAK AGING: 19 MONTHS, 60% NEW TONNELLERIES DEMPTOS & ERMITAGE
The balance in this wine is superb and will allow for early, easy drinking. Aging will also be rewarded if you cellar the wine for an additional five to ten years from its vintage date to reveal its secondary characteristics. Drink now and for 20+ years.