2016 Gandona Estate Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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- 97+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 95+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Bright, floral and nuanced, with all of the depth these wines have always shown, the 2016 packs a serious punch. Raspberry jam and floral notes, along with bright acids, carry the 2016 effortlessly. The energy and tension in 2016 are palpable and also a departure from the past, when the wines at times were quite heavy. The 2016 is easily the best wine I have tasted from Gandona. I can't wait to see how it ages"
97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"First made in 2009 and coming from Pritchard Hill, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Gandona is produced with consulting help from the talented Philippe Melka. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that saw a lengthy maceration and 20 months in 73% new French oak, this sensational 2016 sports a saturated purple color as well as incredibly pure aromatics of blue fruits, violets, charcoal, and camphor. It’s full-bodied and powerful, yet has awesome purity and elegance, building tannins, and perfect balance. It’s a tour de force in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will keep for 2-3 decades."
95+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gandona Estate up on Pritchard Hill, aged for 20 months in 73% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is very deep garnet-purple colored with an intense nose of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and chocolate-covered cherries with wafts of red roses, star anise, cloves, cigar box and tilled loam. The palate is medium to full-bodied with exciting vivacity and energy charging the core of black fruits, framed by ripe, grainy tannins and finishing long and mineral laced. 560 cases produced."
97+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|