2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Brix at harvest: 24.8
Harvest date: 9/13/2016-10/27/2016
Aging treatment: 100% American oak medium grain, 10% New oak
“The grapes for this wine come from four different vineyards in the Livermore Valley. They have been selected for producing exceptional wines for the region.
The Livermore Valley will produce stunning Cabs, and this vintage is no exception. The East end of the valley provides heat, deep soils, and a length to the day during the growing season that provides for weighty Cabernet Sauvignon. The west end has more pocketed terrain, more fertile ground and more even ripening.
Two of the vineyards, Thatcher Bay and Crane Ridge, are west and south facing respectively, providing depth on the palate and structure. The third and fourth vineyards are in Kalthoff Commons, which is fairly flat ground with deep soils and increased topography providing retained cooling through the morning hours, it lends structure to the blend.
With the grace of this wine ageability is assured.”
Dane Stark, Owner & Winemaker
The color of this wine is ruby red in the center with clarity and rich edges.
It opens with vibrant fruit, a touch of smoke and floral. It is lean on oak, an undercurrent at most, with an intriguing bouquet of
The fruit is backed by rich cassis and a balanced and elegant mouthfeel. Medium to weighty tannins provide for a wonderful food wine and tremendous age-ability. The finish mingles toasted oak and ripe fruit for a rich experience of classic Cabernet Sauvignon.