2016 Tomahawk Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
The planting of a new vineyard can sometimes feel a bit like the experience of unrequited love. The vintner gives unconditionally without return for several years. The focus on nuruturing the vines to establish their young roots, precludes the young vineyard from having to bear fruit. It is typical that a young vineyard will come into balance after five or six years so that at last it can reciprocate. In the meantime, there is waiting, yearing and hoping.
Tomahawk Vineyard was precocious in its generosity from the start. Planted in 2002, our winemaking team marveled at the quality of the fruit it set in 2006 and bottled the first Cabernet from this block. Since then, Tomahawk has matured and traveled to a place we never imagined. Join us in celebrating perfection.
AROMA: Expressive with aromas of cherry and cassis with hints of clove, powdered cocoa and mint.
FLAVOR: Supple and powerful, with a rich mid-palate and firm but smooth tannins and a long finish.