The Reserve wine ratchets up the concentration, color saturation, and richness significantly, and The Wine Advocate swooned for its “profound nose of crème de cassis, baked cherries, earth, cigar box, charcuterie and menthol. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated with firm and fine-grained tannins.” Galloni said it “possesses terrific depth and tons of energy. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 has plenty of backing structure.” Epic wine!
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Franc has a wonderful perfume of roses, black and red cherries, mulberries and forest floor with pencil lead, baking spices and rose hip tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is elegant, plush, super intense and perfumed, finishing very long with mineral hints
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Vertical in feel and construction, the 2016 possesses terrific depth and tons of energy. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 has plenty of backing structure. The new oak, which was a bit prominent a year ago, has really integrated nicely. The 2016 was mostly fermented in oak puncheon, with a touch of stainless steel