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2016 Croze Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Grapes for the 2016 Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon came from two distinct vineyards in Napa Valley. The lots were fermented separately and the resulting blend combined. The origin of these grapes is a closely guarded secret.
The grapes were hand-picked, crushed and fermented in small lots to preserve fruit character and prevent extraction of harsh tannins. October 8, 2016, the wine was moved to barrel using 1/2new and 1/2 once filled French Oak barrels from the Nevers forest. The wine was racked twice yearly until bottling. After 24 months of oak aging, the wine was bottled. Since then it has rested in bottle, allowing the flavors to mature. The result is an elegant wine with a touch of classic Bordeaux married with Napa Valley style.

$105.00 per Bottle
$1,260.00 per Case
 
 
Grapes for the 2016 Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon came from two distinct vineyards in the Napa Valley. The lots were fermented separately and the resulting blend combined. Combining Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Howell Mountain Merlot has led to an outstanding wine.

Tasting Notes

The 2016 CROZE Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows layers of silky, old-world style complexity. Earthy, spicy leather framed by classic berry. Think crème de cassis meets Bordeaux. This wine reflects the depth and complexity of the combined vineyards enhanced by extended barrel aging. Don’t hurry--let it develop on your palate.

Vineyard Designation

Oakville

Production Notes

Only 100 cases of this wine is available.

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 CROZE Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing nose of blackberries, dried herbs and mocha. The palate Is gorgeously balanced between ripe fruits and soft tannin structure. This wine reflects the depth and complexity of the combined vineyards, enhanced by extended barrel aging. Don’t hurry--let it develop on your palate.

Pairings

2016 CROZE Vintners Reserve is a natural with aged beef, rack of lamb or anything from the grill. This wine is lovely now though will improve with time in the cellar or a swirl in your decanter.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot
Appellation Oakville
PH 3.78
Aging 24 months in French Oak
Barrel Aging 24 Months 50% Neutral French Oak 50% New French Oak
Ageability 10+ years
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml