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2016 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Grgich Hills Estate
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc 
¥12,650  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Grgich Hills Estate
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc 
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.4%
Product Code GH-4CS--16
UPC 047156357503
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Deep red in the glass, this sultry wine shows dark berry fruit on the nose followed by black currant, plum, with an undertone of lavender and allspice. Rich and velvety on the palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits full and smooth tannins yet maintains a youthfulness. Plum and pluot re-emerge on the palate carried by undertones of rhubarb and hints of nutmeg. Great aging potential.

Production

Vintage Notes

The string of near perfect vintages continued for the fifth year in 2016, with an early bud break and flowering followed by sunny days and relatively mild temperatures throughout the growing season. We were able to have almost all our grapes safely in the cellar before the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October fourteenth. 
 

Viticulture

Our Yountville vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

Vinification

Fermentation : indigenous yeast; 4 weeks of skin contact
Harvest date : Sept. 19 - 27, 2016
Sugar : 24.4 Brix (average)
Bottling date : August 2018 
Total acid ......... 5.7 g/L
pH: 3.68
Time in oak : 21 months in French oak
Type of oak : 60% new French oak