2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma Valley

We have learned Cab loves Rhinefarm, and the feeling is mutual. Combine this invaluable experience with the glorious 2016 growing season, and we have another stellar example of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma. Members please login to purchase.

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Tasting NOTES

Over six generations, we have learned Cab loves Rhinefarm, and the feeling, of course, is mutual. Combine this invaluable experience with the glorious 2016 growing season, and we have another stellar example of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma. Fresh blackberry and Bing cherry aromas are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon bark with an underlying layer of earth and cedar. Medium-bodied and supple, yet richly flavored with fleshy dark plum and mocha supported by fine tannins and fresh acidity, this youthful, food-friendly Cab will develop beautifully over the next 8+ years but has the finesse of the 2016 vintage for immediate enjoyment.

Vineyard NOTES

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from the family's 160+year-old Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard, located on the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. The terrain above 150 foot elevation is dominated by Arrowhead Mountain and features steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow fruit to develop intense concentration while retaining vibrant structure. A portion is sourced from slightly warmer, high elevation sites adding weight to the midpalate.

Production NOTES

Night harvested
28-32 days maceration
Extraction through twice-daily gentle pump-overs
Weekly battonage during the indigenous malolactic fermentation

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Vintage:
2016
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
  • 92% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4% Merlot
  • 3% Petit Verdot
  • 1% Malbec
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 054.g/100ml
PH:
3.83
Barrel Aging:
  • 18 Months
    100% French oak, 45% New Taransaud, Vicard & Ermitage
Alcohol %:
14.8%

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