(From 2011 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. Reticent nose offers cassis, spices and chocolatey oak, plus a touch of minerality. A juicy, spicy midweight with good intensity and spicy/herbal lift to its cool cassis and blackberry flavors. Finishes with substantial fine tannins and very good length.
The complexity of flavors and exceptional elegance of our 1996 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the diversity of outstanding terroirs of Napa Valley. Notes of cassis, ripe berry, plum, spices, violets and chocolate unfold in the intriguing aromas and velvety flavors. Napa Valley's 1996 vintage yielded a small crop of intensely flavored grapes, giving this Cabernet Sauvignon remarkable richness, concentration and length on the palate.