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2016
Yountville

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: RACSY163

Our powerful boldest premium reds, dark, age-worthy wines of substance. Regardless of their grape, these heavyweights are barrel-aged and quite concentrated in flavor.

FOOD PAIRING: These big reds perform best with rich, high-protein foods such as AGED CHEESES & RED MEATS and work brilliantly with RICHER, BOLDER SAUCES too.

$150
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$120 Member Price*
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Description

Harvested from a single vineyard on State Lane in the warmer northern reaches of Yountville, considered the “prime spot”, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon benefited from the AVA’s rocky, well-drained soils and a long growing season that allowed the fruit time to develop unique flavor characteristics and truly demonstrate the region’s terroir.

SCORE: 93+ | WINE ADVOCATE

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Our 2016 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense purple color in the glass.

Aroma: 

This wine opens with aromas of black cherry,ground herbs and sweet tobacco.

Palate: 

On the palate, flavors of blackberries and vanilla are intertwined with nutmeg and clove creating a medium to full body wine with supple tannins and a long, silky finish.

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: Yountville, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • TA: 6.7 g/L 
  • pH: 3.71
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Aging:
    • ​100% French oak
    • 63% New for 20 months
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Lamb Shanks or Leg of Lamb w/Garlic & Rosemary
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Gruyère
Fruits & Vegetables:
blackberries
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze