2016 Blind Justice Napa Valley

$199.99
JD98+

Integrity, quality, honesty and trust. These are the core values of the Bounty Hunter and the mantra for the Justice trio. With almost 15 vintages crafted expressly for Bounty Hunter, we couldn’t be prouder of the track record of our own flagship brand. They hang with the very best of the Napa Valley. Andy Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards are Napa Valley royalty, first recognized for their greatness in the 19th century. They are two of the most purely alluvial vineyard sites in the valley, making them true Napa Valley Grand Crus. It isn’t just hype or fashion that causes wines from these vineyards to receive legions of 100-point scores every year; it’s the fact that these are simply magic vineyard sites, ones that have helped elevate brands like Schrader, Carter Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Realm, and Myriad to superstar status. Our long and enthusiastic partnership with these vineyards dates back almost 15 years, and the track record of our Justice wines now speaks for itself. Justice is served.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Tim Milos
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
19 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 95% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Beckstoffer To Kalon
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1038164
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD98+

Jeb Dunnuck

Brought up 92% new French oak and from a gem of a valley floor site, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Blind Justice Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard boasts a decadent bouquet of black fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and gravelly minerality. It's powerful, concentrated, and locked and loaded on the palate, and it's one of the more structured, tannic wines in the lineup from the Bounty Hunter team. Nevertheless, it's almost off the charts with its potential. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only impressed more and more with air. Give bottles 3-5 years and it's going to cruise for 2-3 decades.