2016 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon
This small family vineyard is an exquisite terraced vineyard on the Palisades of Mt. St. Helena.
This beautifully balanced wine is showing all the attributes you might expect from Calistoga. A solid core of red and black fruit, some spice notes and a dried earthiness, distinct from the red earth you’ll find in Cabernet from this area. Chewy tannins are balanced with focused fruit wrapped in a delicate layer of baking spice and dried herb. Supple tannins on the finish suggest a hillside heritage.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Aged in 70% New French oak barrels, 30% neutral oak.
93 pts - Anthony Dias Blue/Blue Lifestyle
90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
90 pts - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
92 pts - Wine.com
Silver - 2020 TEXSOM IWA
Silver - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
Dbl Gold - 2020 International Women's Wine Competition