Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016
Sinegal Estate has fielded a team of winemaking all-stars to bring their vision to life. Owner David Sinegal has set the goals – preserve traditions, cherish the land, modernize the facilities, and deliver an authentic experience. With an unwavering commitment to quality, the team is led by acclaimed winemakers Tony Biagi & Ryan Knoth. Unabashedly obsessive, one step at a time – for 1,403 steps. At Sinegal Estate, going from the field to the vine to your glass requires 1,403 precise steps. An artful blend of tradition and science that starts with taking soil samples and ends with putting labels on the bottles. Explosive aromas of ripe plums, violets, blackberries, bakers chocolate and cedar box are followed on the palate by flavors of black currant, blueberries, cocoa nibs and an underlying earth tones.
RP 95: The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 3% Malbec. It has a deep garnet-purple color and intense redcurrants, black raspberries, cassis, warm plums and kirsch with hints of violets, tobacco, forest floor and wild sage. The palate is full, firm, grainy and concentrated, finishing long and perfumed.
WS 95: The base 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty that has both richness and elegance. Currants, blueberries, crushed violets, and a touch of minerality all emerge from this full-bodied, voluptuous, weight less 2016 that has the purity, freshness of the vintage front and center.