2016 Richard Partridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Hailing from our St. Helena estate vineyards, our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits remarkable aromatics and nuanced layers. An unusual weather pattern marked by periods of hot days followed by runs of cooler days meant that the fruit ripened in waves. Grape quality was apparent from harvest, and we only wish we had more! The wines have continued to put on weight during the aging process, and 2016 has the potential to be one of the best vintages Napa Valley has seen in years.
Rich, extracted color with a supple core of blackberry, plum, mocha and espresso. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied, powerful, and rich with espresso notes intermixed with blackberries and blueberries. This pure, impressively textured, Cabernet Sauvignon ends with excellent balance and a long, persistent, fruit driven finish.
PAIR WITH: Grilled, roasted, or braised red meats with full flavor preparation. Great sauce pairings include meat stock, mustard, and pepper.
Winemaker - Jeff Fontanella
Alcohol - 14.9% by volume
Harvest Date - October 2016
Bottling Date – March 2019
Time in Oak - 29 months in 100% French oak (70% new)
Varietal Composition – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, clone 337
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