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2016 Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1 x 750 ml)
Winfield Vineyard is located in the Calistoga AVA, in the northern part of the Napa Valley. It is situated in the rising foothills of Mount Saint Helena, at an elevation of 425 to 590 feet, on a sloping bench above the valley floor. Slightly higher daytime temperatures at this altitude, compared to nearby vineyards at lower elevations, are ideal for the ripening of the fruit. Evenings receive a gradual cooling, as the maritime air is pulled into the area from the Pacific Ocean, allowing the grapes to maintain structural balance during the growing season. With natural occurring groundwater within the alluvial sedimentary fans of volcanic soil, this unique combination of geology and climate creates an extraordinary place for growing delicious Cabernet Sauvignon with a round, dark richness on the palate.
The 2016 vintage was a near-perfect growing season with ideal weather conditions throughout. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July/August, followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness for the light yields that were present.
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This Cabernet presents a varied nose of black cherry, plum, anise, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The palate has a plush entry and juicy center, featuring flavors of black raspberry with milk chocolate. Polished tannins provide a refined mouthfeel and support sustained flavors on the finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Celia Welch and Hugh Davies
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Winfield offers more red fruits, flowers, and hints of wild strawberries in its medium to full-bodied, elegant, and straight-up silky profile. From a site in Calistoga, its already drinks great yet should keep for 15+ years.- Jeb Dunnuck (January 2019)
Powerful and expressive in the glass, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Winfield Vineyard shows plenty of Calistoga muscle. Dark red cherry, menthol, spice and rose petal notes all open into a mid-weight frame in a wine that packs more punch than is immediately apparent. The 2016 offers a good deal of persistence, even if the tannins are a bit on the large-grained side of things.- Antonio Galloni - Vinous (December 2018)