Varietal Content: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 80% new, 20% neutral
The 2016 vintage has produced a dazzling expression of Three Palms Vineyard Cabernet that is as complex and as it is delicious. Head-turning aromas of blackberry, blueberry, wet rock and burnt sugar immediately engage the senses. Though it is round and full-bodied on the palate, the flavors are vibrant and pure, with layers of wild strawberry, cranberry and ripe black plum all framed by firm tannins that add density to a long, mineral-driven finish.
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.