2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Hirondelle Vineyard, Stags Leap District
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast & Jeb Dunnuck
95 Points - Wine Advocate & Vinous
Stags Leap District
21 months in 100% New French Oak
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was grown from four of our best blocks of the Hirondelle Estate Vineyard. The wine has deep blackcurrant aromas with a hint of clove. Displaying flavors of blueberry, toast, espresso and fresh cream, there is a long, velvety finish.
Beginning two to three weeks early, the 2016 growing season progressed perfectly throughout the ripening process. Cooling patterns throughout the season lengthened harvest, allowing the fruit to reach optimal ripeness with the last blocks arriving at the winery in mid-October.