Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Sequoia Grove Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Region: America / California / Napa Valley
Grapes: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

Grapes come from the finest vineyard sites in Napa Valley's best appellations, including Sequoia Grove and Tonella Estate vineyards in Rutherford (36%), and select parcels from top growers, including Stagecoach, Morisoli, Lamoreaux, Henry Brothers, Johnson Vineyard, Frediani Vineyard, Healy Vineyard, and Christian Vineyard. All fruit is hand sorted before a 1-2 day cold soak, then fermented in small batches, with pumpovers 2-3 times a day, and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine matured for 20 months in French (60%) and American oak barrels (40% new).

92 Points

Wine Spectator

2016 vintage
92 Points

Tasting Panel

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 vintage was an exceptional, even-ripening year for grape growing. A record setting wet winter gave some relief to the years of drought. The dry spring started the growing season early with solid set. With ideal temperatures throughout the season and few weather events, the season also ended early. We think this wine exemplifies these perfect ripening conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon.

tasting note

On the nose this wine has notes of blackberries, leather, cedar, peppercorn, and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and racy with dark plum fruit and strawberries that are supported by toasted nuts and cocoa powder.

food pairing

Versatile with food, this wine pairs well with grilled red meats and vegetables, pork tenderloin and heavy cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
PH: 3.85
ACIDITY: 5.70 g/l
ABV: 14.60%
AGING: 20 months in barrel

points of distinction

  • A concentrated, silky wine emphasizing varietal expression, richness and balance.
  • Aged 20 months in barrel, 60% French oak
  • Rutherford-dominated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Bordeaux grapes
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“Temperature and time are the two most significant winemaking tools.”

– Molly Hill, Winemaker

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