What else can we say about this stellar Napa Valley Cab? Dark ruby in color, the 2016 Ad Vivum leads with dazzling aromas of cassis, violets and wild fennel. Texturally, the wine is fresh and silky, with an underlying core of dense tannic structure that adds both tension and balance. A timeless expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the best recent Napa vintages, the 2016 will drink now through 2050. This beauty will knock your socks off!
Cut from the same cloth as the 2015, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (this aging in 100% new French oak) has similar cassis, graphite, and lead pencil aromas, and is slightly more elegant and ethereally textured. It has gorgeous tannin quality and will certainly be another terrific wine from Chris Phelps.