2016
District Collection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The limited-edition wine has been chosen by Jean-Charles Boisset to capture the style and excellence of the Boisset Collection’s premium wineries. These very special wines are produced in quantities of less than 500 cases and are exclusively available through Boisset Collection Ambassadors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

With inviting aromas of dark spices and currants that mingle with fresh raspberry and blueberry.

Palate: 

The 2016 District Cabernet Sauvignon tempts the palate. The round and plush entry is complemented by toasted oak and a fruit compote creating a velvety texture that coats the mouth. Flavors of dark berry fruits and spices continue through to the long and rich finish creating a wine of great density.

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. We sourced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from prominent Napa Valley appellations: Rutherford, Calistoga, Oakville and St. Helena to craft this fun and diverse wine. The fruit from Rutherford adds structure to the wine while the fruit from Oakville adds plushness, intensity from St. Helena grapes and freshness from the Calistoga appellation.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.70
  • TA: 5.8 g/l
  • Aging:
    •  19 Months
    • 100% French oak
    • 38% new
  • Production:  224 Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Thick Juicy Sirloin Steaks, Beef Bourguignon
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Balsamic Portobello Steaks, Creamed spinach
SKU: RACS163H
$105