2016 Lerner Project 'RMS' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Welcome to the winner's circle, this is as purebred as Napa Valley Cabernet gets. First-rate fruit, a luminary winemaker, and inspired founders have this colt running first out of the gate. This is a big wine that doesn’t give an inch on elegance, walking that line between earthy femininity and full-bodied bruiser. Hazelnut chocolate, raspberry, pomegranate and coriander integrate beautifully for a full, palate pleasing experience.
A broader, more expansive wine, the 2016 RMS Red Wine is equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc brought up in new oak. It offers a full-bodied, powerful yet surprisingly elegant style to go with sumptuous notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, chocolate, graphite, and earthy minerality. With a great mid-palate, sweet tannins, and terrific concentration, it’s another gem from this lineup.