2016 Burgess 'Hillside - Contadina' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$54.95 $59.95

Ripe, radiant and seductive even in its youth, a few years in the bottle has allowed for even more richness and complexity to emerge. Baked berries mark the nose along with hints of espresso, soil and tree bark. Sweet floral notes develop in the glass, adding lift. The palate is full, rich and spicy with a textural voluptuousness that feels indulgent in the best way. It finishes long on elegant, bittersweet tannins and delicate earth.  

Cabernet Sauvignon
Meghan Zobeck
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
15% new French oak barrique, 85% neutral French oak
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4$ malbec
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Enthusiast

Rich and velvety like devil's food cake, this deep, delicious and full-bodied wine tastes like chocolate, cloves and cinnamon and feels plush in texture. Soft tannins and superripe black cherries and blueberries make it easy to enjoy.


Wine Spectator

This gives off sanguine and sandalwood hints as the core of gentle-edged black cherry and plum fruit flavors opens slowly. As it does, flashes of tobacco and singed cedar notes blossom through the finish, ending with a tug of warm humus. An old school wine that should reward further cellaring. Drink now through 2032. 8,000 cases made. (JM)


Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Contadina is a blend of purchased fruit from near Ink Grade and Oak Knoll. It's 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, with bits of Petit Verdot and Malbec, aged in just 15% new French oak, with the rest in older wood. There's a hint of bell pepper, a gentle herbaceousness that's entwined among the bright cherries, then it runs deeper into notes of cassis and chocolate. This medium to full-bodied effort is ripe but not overdone, velvety but easy to drink; enjoy it now and over the next decade. (JC)