2016 Vinium Cellars Napa Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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The 2016 vintage represents another year of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal we...
The 2016 vintage represents another year of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. All of our fruit was picked prior to this rain. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The wines from 2016 are displaying ripe fruit, great structure and balance.
I find dark, luscious aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, anise with undercurrents of lightly toasted oak and hints of vanilla. The lighter tones from the barrels are a nice balance to the dark tones of the wine. On the palate the wine is rich in texture, with a full-bodied mid-palate, moderate tannins which frame the wine very nicely, and a very long,
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|