WSI97 Elegant, layered, fine tannins – refined expression of Napa Cab. Outstanding.
From a 7 acre site planted in the late 80’s on Howell Mountain, East of St. Helena. The wine is made by Michael Trujillo (Karl Lawrence, Sequoia Grove).
Estate Notes: The 2016 vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley is being touted as one of the best in a decade of amazingly successful vintages. Intensely aromatic, this wine shows finesse, structural greatness and depth. Not as extracted or opulent as the 2015, nor as feminine or elegant as the 2014, the 2016 HL Cabernet Sauvignon shows the best of both.
This vintage highlights the juicy, sweet fruits of cassis, blueberry, black cherry and rich raspberry. According to winemaker, Michael Trujillo “The focus in the palate is of fresh juice, with a good weight in the middle and ideal acid balance with fine tannins completing the package. The aromatics are remarkable and continue to develop in the bottle, with fruit that jumps out of the glass. The sweet, juicy red fruit of cherry and raspberry, Mexican spices, Baker chocolate and forest floor characteristics of the hillside Herb Lamb Vineyard shine in this perfectly balanced vintage. One of the best we have ever created!” Barrels: 80% new French oak.