2016 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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WA90-92

“This wine comes 60% from Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards and 40% from Janzen Estate Vineyards. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Janzen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has intense scents of crushed black cherries, black currants and wild blueberries with touches of pencil lead, cedar chest, bay leaves and fragrant earth. Full-bodied and bursting with fresh black berry layers, it has an approachable frame of ripe tannins and it finishes on a lingering cassis note” notes the Wine Advocate. For nearly 15 years, this Cabernet bottling has won a sweet spot with our Wine Scouts because it is simply delicious Cabernet and highly recommended. With such great vineyard sources, it is no secret why it rocks! Fantastic wine yet again.

Claus Janzen doesn't shy away from taking the road less traveled. He originally made his mark on the local wine scene with the wholly unique "Bacio Divino," arguably Napa's most successful Tuscan-inspired red. When he moved that project into the world of Cabernet, he did so with the philosophy that it would be the vineyards rather than the blend that would drive the program's success. So, like many other notable Cabernet producers, Claus turned to vine guru Andy Beckstoffer for fruit, and the rest as they say, is history. With the help of lauded winemaker Kirk Venge, he has created a range of Napa Cabernets with completely unique personalities, and the critics have taken note. He's even dialed in a sensational Pinot Noir from a serious vineyard down south. Some of our favorite wines year in and year out, you'd be wise to pay attention to this lauded producer.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Kirk Venge
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
21 months
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Alcohol %:
15.1%
SKU #:
1040008
WA90-92

Wine Advocate

This wine comes 60% from Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards and 40% from Janzen Estate Vineyards. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Janzen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has intense scents of crushed black cherries, black currants and wild blueberries with touches of pencil lead, cedar chest, bay leaves and fragrant earth. Full-bodied and bursting with fresh black berry layers, it has an approachable frame of ripe tannins and it finishes on a lingering cassis note.