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Marked Parcels 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon

Yountville Ranch Vineyard
Yountville District, Napa Valley
$64.00 CLUB
1 of 7 Barrels

Vanilla and caramel oak accent the blackberry jam fruit in this powerful wine. Rich and velvety while still showing tight tannin structure that will ensure long-term aging from this historic and pedigreed property. Nothing but a big steak paired with a knife will tame this monster.

Markham Marked Parcels Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

vintage

2016

Bottling Date

Summer 2019

Release Date

Summer 2020

Alcohol %

14.50%

Acid

0.56 g/100 mls

pH

3.57

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
29 days skin contact

Aging

26 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 October 3, 2016
  • 27.1 ° Brix at harvest

 

Grown on the westernmost benchland of our estate vineyard, in white tufa soils, our Cabernet Sauvignon grows on long, loose clusters allowing even ripening and powerful wines.

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.