Antonio Galloni says, “The 2016 Madrona Ranch is fabulous,” and follows through on that with an impressive 99-point score. A complex amalgam of red cherry, blood orange, rose petal, mint, spice and gravel greet the nose and palate in turn, each intriguing and none overwhelming, building a wine of spectacular balance and allure.
A perfect wine in every sense, the 2016 Madrona Ranch comes from a site at the base of Spring Mountain and is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It does everything right, with a magical bouquet of currants, ground herbs, licorice, graphite, spice, and who knows what else. These all carry to a massive 2016 that has a layered, multi-dimensional texture, building tannins, a colossal mid-palate, and a finish that won't quit. It's another heavenly wine from a great terroir and a great winemaker! Give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy over the following 30-40 years or more.