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Proprietary Red 2016

Proprietary Red 2016
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About This Wine

Color: Deep, dark, black oil with touches of mauve on the rim

On the nose: Beautiful nose of spices and flowers, such as thyme and lilacs with a touch of roses, dark chocolate cherries and gingerbread

On the palate: Fresh, fruity entrance evolving on granular integrated tannins lingering on juicy fruit such as black currant, plum and boysenberries

Wine Profile

Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Fermentation: 81% barrel fermented, 19% stainless steel fermented

Aging: 22 months in 100% French oak; 75% new, 25% 1-year-old barrels

Vineyards: Green Valley (Coombsville), Kan, Mill Creek and Partridge vineyards (St. Helena), Spring Mountain and Newton vineyards (Spring Mountain), Sklar (Oakville)

Winemaker Notes:

“2016 was a near-perfect growing season thanks to ideal weather conditions, giving Napa Valley another winner in a series of historic vintages. Spring budbreak came early due to dry and relatively warm soils from a drought winter. There was a slight carry-over effect of that advanced timing in producing a low flower count and lighter fruit set (fewer potential grapes and smaller clusters at maturity). However, the thinner grape population was actually beneficial as it focused the vines’ flavor energy on fewer bunches. Minimal heat spells and consistently cool nights across the summer months allowed the clusters to ripen slowly and evenly while protecting their vitally important natural acidity.”

- Jean Hoefliger

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Proprietary Red
Alcohol %
14.5