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2016 Affinity Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Affinity Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

93 POINTS

 

$70.00/Bottle
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About This Wine:
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 1.5L | 3L

Reflecting the attributes of the La Londe Vineyard in the foothills of Mount George, our Affinity Cabernet is grown at 400’ of elevation on sparse, volcanic soils. This is the third release of Affinity as an estate grown wine and our most successful to date. The 2016 has the power to cellar for decades, yet is supple enough to enjoy while young.

BLEND: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc,
4% Malbec
HARVEST DATES: September 3 - October 11, 2016
AVERAGE SUGAR: 25° Brix | TA: 6.1g/L | pH: 3.66 | ALCOHOL: 15.12%
BARREL AGING: 18 months in Chateau-style French oak; 60% new & 40% 2nd year. Unfiltered and unfined.
BOTTLING DATE: April 23, 2018
CASES PRODUCED: 3800



Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2016
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Ratings:

“This subtly tarry blend of 80 percent cabernet sauvignon with merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot, offers a nicely resolved array of blackcurrant aromas and flavors with fine and fresh tanins. Drink or hold.” —James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com, 11/19/18

Awards:

93 POINTS “This subtly tarry blend of 80 percent cabernet sauvignon with merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot, offers a nicely resolved array of blackcurrant aromas and flavors with fine and fresh tanins. Drink or hold.” —James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com, 11/19/18 92 POINTS “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Anity is a gorgeous entry-level oering. Ripe and plummy, with triking up-front fruit, the 2016 has a lot to oer, including tons of immediacy and sheer appeal. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, vanilla and sweet spice add to the wine's racy, inviting personality. The Anity is now mostly (85%) estate grown fruit from a site in Coombsville.” —Antonio Galloni, VINOUS, 12/14/18

Vineyard Notes:

LA LONDE VINEYARD Just south of Stag’s Leap, nestled in Coomsville’s Mt. George Foothills on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, our La Londe estate vineyard has produced exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon for our portfolio since Bob Craig purchased the property back in 1993. As a hillside, cane-pruned site that bears just 2.8 tons per acre, the 30-year-old vines allow a rare display of he volcanic, stony soils in the finished wines. Grapes are small, deeply black flavored, and undeniably racy with a big backbone of acidity.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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