2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from several vineyards across three separate AVAs in Washington State: Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, and the Walla Walla Valley. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested in the early morning between late September and late October, with the final pick coming on October 27th, 2016. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in either concrete (70%) or stainless steel (30%) tanks. Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to custom French oak barrels for 20 months of cellaring with over 40 individual evaluations by our winemaking team. The resulting 17 barrels were bottled, without fining or filtration, on July 20th, 2018, producing only 417 cases.

Bottle: $62

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"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Merlot) is largely cut from the same cloth as the Reserve Claret and was my favorite in the lineup. Its deep purple color is followed by beautiful blue fruits, hints of vanilla and oak, good minerality, medium to full body, and a layered, elegant, lightly textured wine that’s already approachable and will keep for 10-15 years or more."

94 points - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

Tasting Notes

Sultry smoked raspberry, dried strawberry, black currants and plum skin with a hint of vanilla bean, black tea and mocha. Swirling brings a touch of dried herbs and wood spice with sweet red and black fruits. The palate is beautifully framed, with freshness, terrific density, persistent black fruits and silky tannins. Ageable, but the texture of the vintage allows for vibrant early consumption.

Wine Facts

Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Bacchus, Dionysus, Quintessence, Canyons, Red Mountain, Pepper Bridge

Varietal Composition:

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot

Vinification:

70% concrete tank, 30% stainless steel, aged in 65% new French oak for 20 months

Alcohol:

14.2%

Cases Produced:

417

Drinkability:

Now-2031

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