Winemaker, Keith Emerson, draws out a sincerely captivating and complex couple of Cabernet’s from Napa. He makes the wines at the illustrious Vineyard 29 Estate in St. Helena. You cannot get a better value!
This 2016 Cabernet is expressive from start to finish. It starts off with blue and black fruits, cocoa powder, and dried lavender. It explodes on the palate with baking spice, concentrated dark fruit and velvet tannin. Stock up and enjoy from day one!
The duo of Keith Emerson and Brian Brown are one helluva powerhouse wine team. Their day jobs at big name wineries were already impressive, so why would two gainfully employed gents, who had it made at successful wine ventures, take a risk and upstart their own label? Because they could, and more importantly because they just couldn't pass up a golden opportunity to make wines from highly coveted fruit sources. It all started in a vintage that was marked by abundant quality and quantity. One harvest afternoon, a pint of beer (maybe two) later, Keith and Brian had struck up a partnership Having a shared philosophy that fine wine production maintains a consistency of balance and style, while preserving elegance from vintage to vintage, they've proven with each subsequent release that it can be true.Their logo on the bottle depicts a California poppy laced with gold nuggets - a little bit of cultural and historical homage to the natural bounty of the Golden State. While their style is decidedly bold, they achieve balanced wines through disciplined winegrowing and winemaking techniques. We're so glad these guys weren't content to just make wine for somebody else.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon III Michaels Estate is a step up yet has a similar level of purity and elegance. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 60% new French oak, this beautiful wine sports a saturated purple color as well as notes of blueberries, toasted spices, dried violets, and hints of savory earth. With medium to full body, subtle background oak, and silky tannins, it can be drunk today with incredible pleasure or cellared for 15+ years