2016 Kelly Fleming Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon from United States
List Price: $165.00
The 2016 Estate Cabernet is a compelling wine - one that offers a bit of mystery and reveals the deep and complex nature of the Kelly Fleming property. The nose is ripe with da...
- 97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a magnificent wine. Powerful and dense in the glass, the 2016 captures all the personality of this hillside Calistoga site. Black cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, new leather, scorched earth give the wine added gravitas to match its resonant, powerful personality. The 2016 is muscular and deep, yet also incredibly refined. What a gorgeous wine it is".
96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
From 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a saturated purple color as well as a briliant bouquet of creme de cassis, toasted spice, dried soil, and cedar pencil. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon all the way, with full body, ripe present tannin, and a great finish, this brilliant effort can be drunk any time over the coming two decades.
The 2016 Estate Cabernet is a compelling wine - one that offers a bit of mystery and reveals the deep and complex nature of the Kelly Fleming property. The nose is ripe with dark fruit characters, exuding black cherry, creme de cassis and black mission fig. Just below the surface, layers of black tea, orange peel, clove, and sandalwood emerge to engage the senses. The palate pulls no punches --it is concentrated and powerful, dark and serious. Loads of dark chocolate and black plum flavors, along with hints of olive and spice, add character and charm to the wine’s full-bodied appeal and silky entry. The tannins are firm yet chiseled, pointing towards even greater integration and evolution over the next 10-20 years. In all, the 2016 vintage is an exceptional representation of the diverse landscape encompassing our Simmons Canyon estate.
97 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|