2016 Cimarossa Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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2016|2017 Cimarossa Rian Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • S$20999

2016 Cimarossa Rian Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage : 2016|2017

Country : USA

Region : Napa Valley

About Winery

Located at 2100 feet in elevation on the Vaca range in Napa Valley, the Cimarossa “red hilltop” Vineyard flourishes in its native and natural setting. What might seem like a simple score given the farm plots that are available in the wine country, in reality, took Dino and Corry over 10 years to locate. One visit will confirm—it was worth the wait, with unrivaled 360 degree views of mountains, wilderness, and the valley floor below.

The vineyard build-out adhered to one driving force principle—to leave the property’s natural surroundings in their most native state.

This philosophy became a way of life and a constant reminder of the true fruits that the mountain can bear when left to its own devices.


2016|2017 Cimarossa Rian Cabernet Sauvignon

Rian translates to 'seasonal creek' in Dino's Genovese dialect. Grapes are sourced from two vineyard blocks split by a creek lined with olive trees. The vines are planted in a porous volcanic base with thin top soil, providing excellent drainage and therefore, very small, intense berries.

The palate's entry divulges caramel combined with vanilla and concentrated ripe strawberry and blackberry. Accents of maple syrup and dry grass enter later and the finish shows a bit more tannin that balances beautifully with the above mentioned components for a long luxuriant finish.

Appellation: Howell Mountain

Winemaker: Mia Klein

The 2016 Rian expresses its place of origin; a lava-rich creekside vineyard. Aromas of blackberry syrup and coffee with hints of crushed rock precede the palate of a soft, yet rich ripe blackberry and purple flower. Super smooth tannins give structure to the long elegant finish. This wine is a beautiful example of the creekside terroir.

The 2017 Rian's deep dark plum color leans toward almost black. An edgier wine all around due to the vineyard block's slightly lower elevation and creek side location. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, cocoa, cinnamon stick and dark summer berries all lift out of the glass. Then touches of dry rose petal and lavender make smelling this wine almost as enjoyable as drinking the wine.


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