2016 “Mi Cielo Vineyard” Alexander Valley
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is another stunning example of how impressive Bordeaux varieties can be from these soils. It’s dark and opaque in color with notes of plum, blackberries, cherries, and tobacco on the nose. Smooth upon entry, this wine is broad and plush on the mid-palate flavors of black cherry, cassis, and licorice joined by vanilla, cinnamon, and oak notes toward the mid-palate. The finish is long and generous. The 2016 vintage was a fabulous one in Alexander Valley. After a very wet Spring, we had pleasant weather throughout the growing season with few heat spikes. The Fall was cool and allowed us plenty of hang time on the vine before we picked.