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2016 Riverain Tench Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States

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"We are thrilled to introduce you to our 2016 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. From the Tench Vineyard in eastern Oakville (adjacent to Screaming Eagle and Rudd), the 2016...

  • 98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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"Even better than the blockbuster 2015, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard offers incredible purity and precision paired with full-bodied power and richness. Thrilling notes of blueberries, liquid violets, and tons of crushed rock and minerality all flow to a ripe, sexy, seamless Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. A wine of incredible poise and stature, it has enough tannin to warrant 2-4 years of bottle age and is a 20- to 30-year wine."

Product Description:

"We are thrilled to introduce you to our 2016 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. From the Tench Vineyard in eastern Oakville (adjacent to Screaming Eagle and Rudd), the 2016 Riverain Cabernet is a modern blockbuster Oakville Cabernet. Elevage was in 80% new French oak barrels for 20 months producing a beautiful dark and dense wine. The 2016 is in the words of our winemaker Thomas Brown, “the best Riverain he has ever made”! We believe that great farming, a wonderful fruit source, and a fantastic winemaking team, coupled with help from mother nature have created the wine we were aiming to achieve.

This wine is reflective of the eastern slope of Oakville with great black fruit (blackberry and cherry) and leans towards a purple and black opulence. Thrilling notes of blueberries and liquid violets, and there is also a beautiful minerality / rock underpinning with hints of cedar that is characteristic of clone 7 wines. It is the finish where the wine really shines with muscle and structure that will allow this wine to age gracefully for years to come. Drink now or cellar for 8 – 15 years." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 114668
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box