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Vintage
2016
Varietal
Stags Leap District
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.4%

2016 Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon

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$125
/ 750ml

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This gem of a wine offers up aromas of mixed fruit – blueberry, raspberry and crushed cherries – with hints of cola, baking spice, vanilla and espresso. Bright and juicy with a smooth entry and round body, the wine’s flavors continue the fruited theme with notes of mixed berry compote, blueberry cobbler and cherry framed by coffee, graphite, cardamom and a whisper of cigar box. The well-integrated, dusty tannins give this wine a nice backbone, and natural acidity holds the wine to a long finish. This deeply colored wine has the firmness and structure to be the highlight of a dinner party. Italian sausages with grilled peppers on a bed of polenta makes a savory pairing.

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Stags Leap District
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.4%

Vintage Notes

The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in September-October. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for 27 months before bottling