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Marked Parcels 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon

Rockerbox Vineyard
Calistoga District, Napa Valley
$64.00 CLUB
1 of 7 Barrels

With intense, gorgeous color, the chocolate and licorice aromatics should come as no surprise.  Lush and rich, this vintage doesn’t disappoint with violet-scented black currant jam and a decadent oak finish. Perfect to pair with cheese or take it to the next level with herb-roasted mushrooms over polenta.

Markham Marked Parcels Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

vintage

2016

Bottling Date

Summer 2019

Release Date

October 2020

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.57 g/100 mls

pH

3.55

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
33 days skin contact

Aging

30 mo. in French Oak (100% new)

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% Estate Grown — Yountville Ranch estate vineyard
  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & WINERY certified since 2010
  • Yountville District of Napa Valley
  • Perkins & Coombs gravelly loam soils
  • Clone 169 & Clone 338 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 7 barrels produced
  • Harvested September 24, 2016
  • 27.2 ° Brix at harvest

 

These [Cabernet Sauvignon] clonal selections are very low producing and the berry size is tiny. Rocky soils radiating heat long after the sun goes down create an exotic blue fruit character that I love.

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.