VHR 2016 The 2016 VHR Cabernet Sauvignon is structured and powerful, with layers of ripe blackberry, licorice, sweet tobacco, mocha, and dark chocolate combining with a never-ending depth of complexity and intensity on the finish. It has a gorgeous, velour-like mouthfeel with perfectly integrated tannins, majestic and distinctive with an underlying layer of uplifting acidity. The wine is complex, balanced, full bodied, and opulent; seamlessly integrating the attributes of the contributing vineyard blocks to create a singular expression of the Vine Hill Ranch vineyard from this exceptional vintage.

The extended 2016 harvest season began in the early morning of September 17, ending on October 1. Grapes were scrupulously hand sorted and aged in French Oak for 9 months, then blended and returned to barrel for an additional 12 months. 925 cases were bottled in June 2018.

vines at harvest