The 2016 Michel Rolland ‘MR’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley nears perfection in the opinion of James Suckling, who gives it 97pts and calls it “the best wine ever from here.” Inky berries and earthy olive delight the senses in this harmonious beauty, from the first velvety sip to the lingering, polished finish. Michel Rolland’s genius shines through but the true prize goes to a collector with the patience to cellar this beauty as she comes into her own.
Blackberries and blueberries with hints of fresh herbs. Some black olives. Medium to full body, integrated and polished tannins and a beautiful, fruity and polished finish. Best wine ever from here. A blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon with tinges of cabernet franc and malbec.
From a myriad of top sites around the valley and a collaboration between Jean Hoefliger and Michel Rolland, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, powerful, full-bodied beauty that has lots of ripe black fruits, licorice, scorched earth, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It's thrillingly textured, opulent and hedonistic, with sweet tannins and a great finish. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Cabernet Franc and Malbec brought up in 80% new French oak, give it 2-4 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following two decades. 580 cases.