2016
Family Classic

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

We used Cabernet grapes from three unique appellations, resulting in a fun and diverse wine to make. The blend is comprised of fruit from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Lake County. Each appellation expressing themselves differently - Lake County’s growing season is short, making for red, jammy wines that are easy to enjoy, Sonoma County’s fog influence produces grapes that give the wine structure, balance and acidity and Napa Valley providing the fullest expression of black fruits and integrated tannins. Small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot were added before bottling to provide depth & structure to the final blend.

Also available to purchase by the case through our Custom Label Program. For more details click HERE.


SCORE: GOLD, 95 POINTS | APRIL 6, 2018 | CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR

Best of Class Of Varietal

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Enticing blackberry aromas.

Palate: 

Flavors of dark cherry and cassis.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Alcohol: 13.5% by vol.
  • pH: 3.84
  • TA: 5.5 g/L
  • Case production: 469
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised short ribs
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