Educated Guess North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Our 2016 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon opens with concentrated aromas of dark berries, plums, and a hint of cracked peppercorn. The primary source for the Cabernet fruit is from the famed Beckstoffer Crimson Ridge Vineyard. This vineyard is known for its volcanic soils and has a western facing orientation, which provides the wine with amazing structure and depth due to its extended hang time. The Oakville portion of the blend comes from a vineyard tucked away between Groth and Rudd Wineries, and is called " e Money Vineyard" (no pun intended) and is owned and farmed by the Laird family. This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon brings to the blend a perfect sense of elegance and smooth velvety tannins. The final blend is luscious and full bodied, excites the senses, and is packed full of exotic flavors of tea spice, dark chocolate, and fruit preserves.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine shows good concentration in color, flavor and texture. It is deep and dark, with ripe, jammy tones of blackberry and black cherry. Significant baking-spice elements add complexity, while fine-grained tannins add a thick texture.
Wine SpectatorPlump, ripe and juicy, with tiers of red berry, plum and wild berry flavors, shaded by light cedary oak. Loses focus and velocity on the finish. Drink now. 25,663 cases made.