Buoncristiani 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley AVA
95 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Napa Valley AVA
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec
20 months in 85% new French oak
Cases Produced

95 POINTSRobert Parker, Jr.’s Wine Advocate
“Containing a 4% splash of Malbec, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep garnet-purple colored and displays warm black plums, black cherries and black berries with wafts of red currants, cedar chest, dried Provence herbs, lavender and spice box. Full, firm and velvety textured, the palate yields mouth-filling black fruits and spicy layers with a very long, perfumed finish.”

Winemaker Notes:
This blend was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from hillside vineyards in Howell Mountain and Coombsville. This wine was aged in barrels for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, black cherry, incense, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. Precise amounts of Malbec were carefully folded into the final blend to add complexity and depth to the profile. Twenty months aging in 85% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma and flavor.

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