This wine will coast to a 15-20 year apex in this format! An impressive red with a currant, plum and chocolate character and laced with hazelnuts. Full body, smooth yet intense tannins and a flavorful finish. A great wine for aging in the cellar in this large format.
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.
A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot aged mostly in new oak, the 2016 Frontier Justice Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard comes from one of the gem vineyards in the valley, which I might add also excelled in the 2016 vintage. This deeply colored effort gives up voluptuous amounts of ripe cherry and currant fruits, ample spice, cedar, and incense nuances, a fleshy, full-bodied, sexy texture, and a great finish. A wine that packs some serious depth of fruit and intensity into a beautifully balanced, weightless package, this sensational juice can be drunk any time over the coming 2-3 decades.