2016 Col Solare Cab Sauv
Stunning stuff, and possibly the finest vintage to date for this wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes all from the estate on Red Mountain and is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc brought up all in new French oak. Gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, toasted spices, white flowers, and subtle oak all emerge from this super-rich, concentrated, full-bodied Cabernet that stays perfectly balanced and elegant. It has plenty of upfront appeal and shows a soft, sexy profile, yet it has ample tannins, remarkable purity, and a great finish, all promising 20+ years of longevity. Hats off to the team for this killer wine.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, opaque color and a concentrated core of ripe and dusty fruits on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the wine's dusty features continue in the mouth, with soft black and blue fruits that are chewy and grippy on the palate. The wine finishes long and with fewer tannins than I remember from previous years. It's a lovely wine and will cellar well for years to come. 6,427 cases were made.