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District Series 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon

ESTATE VINEYARDS
Napa Valley
$48.00 CLUB

Sun-dried strawberries and Italian candied cherry fruit are laced with licorice & toasty oak. Black currant jam character is dense & chewy, supported by a lovely cream soda juiciness. Brightness from the Petit Verdot makes this easy drinking while young. Bacon cheeseburgers with caramelized onions on a brioche bun is simply delicious.

Markham District Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

vintage

2016

Bottling Date

Summer 2019

Release Date

October 2019

Alcohol %

14.8%

Acid

0.60 g/100 ml

pH

3.58

Varietal Composition

95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
4.5% Petit Verdot

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
31 days Skin Contact

Aging

30 Mo. French Oak Barrels
60% New Oak
16 Barrels Produced

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% NAPA GREEN WINERY & LAND Certified
  • 100% Estate Grown:
    Yountville Ranch (63%)
    Rockerbox (37%)
  • Harvested September 24, 2016
  • 16% barrel fermented
  • 16 barrels produced

 

Blending together our estate vineyards always makes me feel like I am creating a family reunion, of sorts, in a bottle. It’s very special occasion to celebrate!

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • After four years of drought, 2016 brought normal rainfall levels.
  • Vines sped through milestones with early budbreak, though May rains extended bloom in Bordeaux varietals.
  • June heat pushed veraison along.
  • With normal yields, the Markham crush kicked off at the end of August, with perfectly ripened fruit and happy fermentations.
  • All fruit was in before heavy October rains arrived.