Varietal Content: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 85% new, 15% neutral
Vintage after vintage, Patzimaro Vineyard yields a profound and compelling expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with voluptuous fruit and sophisticated savory elements. The 2016 vintage continues this tradition, with aromas of milk chocolate, fig, blackberry, black olive and slate. The palate is robust and inviting, with voluptuous dark fruit layers, a beautiful, mouth-filling texture and intriguing hints of sage, black licorice, thyme and tapenade.
2016 offered another near-perfect vintage in Napa Valley! While much-needed rain during the winter months helped to replenish our reservoirs, a dry spring and summer, with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine, led to another early harvest. Our first white grapes came into the winery on August 3rd, with the remainder of our whites following at an even, steady pace. A few weeks of ideally timed cool weather in early September provided additional hangtime, yielding bright acids and beautifully articulated flavors in our early ripening reds. Warm, dry weather for the remainder of the season allowed the rest of our grapes to develop rich, concentrated flavors, with polished tannins and wonderful complexity.