2016 South Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
A wine of powerful concentration and depth, brooding and dramatic. It is Cabernet Sauvignon at a virtuoso level.
Our South Hill Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard rests on one of the most picturesque spots on our estate. If you look to the north of this hill the majestic Palisades ominously tower above you. If you turn to the south our beloved Tomahawk vineyard is just a few steps away. It is a site worthy of contemplation not only for its beauty, but for admiring the diversity in the terrain of our vineyards.
In 2016 the Cabernet produced from this vineyard is equally as stunning as its site. Although this vineyard was planted in 1995, this is only the fourth year of its own bottling. Our Palisades selection is a wine of powerful concentration and depth, brooding and dramatic. It is Cabernet Sauvignon at a virtuoso level. Give a standing ovation for our youngest prodigy.
Aroma: Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and cocoa with hints of mint, vanilla and cedar
Flavor: This is a rich and full bodied wine with ample structure and a viscous palate. The finish is long and powerful.
95 Points: " From a site in Stags Leap and all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon South Hill offers a more floral, spicy, complex style as well as a beautiful, full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannins and stunning balance. With beautiful cassis fruits, a touch of classy background oak, and the class and purity that makes this vintage so special, drink this beauty over the coming 15-20 years." - Jeb Dunnuck
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