Cabernet Sauvignon

2016

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot. Aged in 83% new French oak for 20 months. 

95 points
"Deep purple-colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautiful bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, and spicy wood that develops nicely with additional time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and silky on the palate, with terrific purity, it has building tannins and a great finish, all giving it an accessible yet also age-worthy feel. It will keep for two decades. This cuvée is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, and the balance Merlot, brought up in 80% new French oak."
Jeb Dunnuck,
92+ points
"Bright ruby-red. Pure but laid-back aromas of black raspberry, tobacco leaf, sweet spices and licorice. Sweet, chewy and concentrated, showing distinct herb, licorice and menthol nuances to its penetrating flavors of cassis, black cherry, bitter chocolate and mint, with a hint of violet providing lift; this sample did not display the slightly inky edge of an earlier bottle. Not a particularly opulent or fat wine but very much in the style of this vintage. Finishes subtle and sneaky-long, with fine-grained tannins coating the front teeth. Really builds and lingers on the aftertaste; I suspect this wine will eventually merit an even higher score as it unwinds. High-quality oak here!"
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, November 2018
93 points
"Combines structure with elegance and polish, offering expressive black berry, mocha and thyme accents that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,744 cases made."
Tim Fish,
Wine Spectator
, June 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB0606-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Sauvignon
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