Buy 6 - 2016 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Country : USA
Vintage : 2016
Region : Napa Valley
Priest Ranch wines are grown and made at the Somerston Estate in the Eastern Hills of Napa Valley. The eastern part of the Somerston property was originally settled by Joshua James Priest who arrived in California in 1849. Priest gained title to 638 acres of the Catacula land grant in Soda Valley and he and his descendants managed to hold on to most of the ranch for over a century. Today, all the Priest Ranch wines are 100% Estate Grown and made from selected vineyard blocks that express integrated and intensely rich, yet approachable qualities. Priest Ranch wines represent the diversity and richness of the Somerston Estate.
Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 22 months in 40% new French oak and 60% once-used French oak barrels. The lees were stirred for the first year, followed by three racking in the second year of aging. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with balanced acidity and tannins. The nose is full of chocolate, black cherries, cassis, and a touch of earth. The rounded mouthfeel is persistent in the long and lingering rich finish.
Plummy red fruit is softly layered around rich toasted notes of cinnamon and cedar in this 100% varietal wine. Well put together, it has a dense heartiness to it that shines in complexity and over-delivers on its price point.
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast 91 points-