2016 Ovid Winery HexameterBlend from United States
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"The unrushed extravagance of the 2016 growing season finds full expression in this Hexameter. Opulent notes of Rainier cherry, violets, fresh blackberry, and plum mingle seren...
- 99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
- 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"In the same ballpark as the 2015, the 2016 Hexameter (55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Merlot) is similarly inky colored and has heavenly notes of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and forest floor. This full-bodied, absolutely riveting 2016 has ultra-fine tannins, is perfectly balanced, no hard edges, and a purity of fruit that’s hard to describe. It’s another legendary wine from this team. Give bottles another 2-3 years and it will knock your socks off over the following 10-15 years."
98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Hexameter leaps from the glass with bold Black Forest cake, cassis and redcurrant jelly scents with suggestions of candied violets, pencil lead, oolong tea and cumin seed with a touch of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals loads of red and black fruit layers beautifully laced with exotic spices and floral fragrances, framed by super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long."
96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Hexameter, Ovid's Cabernet Franc-based wine, is superb. Bright, focused and beautifully sculpted, the 2016 has a lot going on. Bright red cherry, raspberry, mocha, mint and wild flowers and espresso soar out of the glass. Medium in body and gracious, the 2016 screams with varietal Franc and Pritchard Hill character."
"The unrushed extravagance of the 2016 growing season finds full expression in this Hexameter. Opulent notes of Rainier cherry, violets, fresh blackberry, and plum mingle serenely with aromas of dark chocolate, molasses and pencil shavings. Round and resonant, this wine captures the undeniable deliciousness of this spectacular vintage." - Winery
99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
98 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|