Cherry, rose petals, roasted nuts, and licorice are the first impressions with this Cabernet. The wine has a lovely complexity and roundness which reminds us of both blackberry pie and being in a forest. The palate of the wine is silky smooth, with diverse hints of aroma of cola, black tea, cranberry, and tobacco. This is an elegant wine, it has a full presence on the palate. A really well rounded wine with an incredible finish that goes on and on. This wine opens up as you drink it and this is an indication that the wine is built to age.
We combine the best of our vineyards in this wine. Each year our properties express themselves slightly differently, and our role is to take the best of what they give us and craft a truly exceptional wine. The Pocai Ranch generally brings power, boldness & dark red fruits, while our Fig Tree Vineyard provides the broadness and the layers of flavors and spice. We manage each site specific to its unique characteristics, with the goal of only producing the highest quality grapes and resulting wine.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of several of our Cabernet picks from the vintage. With careful selection and management in the vineyards, only the highest quality fruit was used on our Cabernet. Fermented in bins and small tanks, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was gently hand punched down three times a day. Pressed off early to maintain fresh fruit vibrancy, this wine was aged in 60% new French oak. The wine is given ample time for tannins to combine and the palate to gain weight, structure, and complexity yet maintain a fruit forward nature. Blending was carefully done, with time given to allow the components to integrate, and the goal of a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon 3.5% Cabernet Franc 3% Petite Sirah 2.5% Petit Verdot 1% Merlot