2016 Sugarloaf Cabernet Sauvignon
Red currant, cinnamon, and clove are predominant on the nose with hints of bouquet de garni, vanilla, and petrichor. Spiced blackberry pie shows on the pallet with notable red berry fruit which lends freshness and tone, contrasting nicely with subtle cocoa and cigar box earthiness. This wine is structured and elegant delivering gorgeous layers of sap laden fruit, chewy tannins, and mouthwatering acidity. It drinks very well now but ought to develop gracefully in a cellar for many years to come.
100% of Cab this comes from the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Located in very south Napa Valley between Coombsville and Carneros, the vineyard sits on a volcanic rocky bench, in a cooler climate widely influenced by the bay. The vineyard is positioned high on the hills guarding the entrance to Coombsville. In general this vineyard has long hang time and very low yields. Standing in this beautiful vineyard, one can see the most northern part of the San Francisco Bay. We like this terroir because it creates fresh acidity, a balanced wine with elegance and finesse. We have consistently made a 100% Cab and cuvée from this unique vineyard.