2016 Phase III New World Cabernet Sauvignon Pine Mtn-Cloverdale Peak
90 Points - The Connoisseur Guide April 2020
A big Cabernet Sauvignon that comes from the Phase III section of the vineyard at 3,000 feet elevation. This wine exudes great color and richness with flavors of dark chocolate covered currants, black cherry, blackberries, coco and coffee. Aged for 26 months in all French oak barrels offers this wine a deep texture and lengthy finish.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pine Mountain Vineyards sits on the upper western flank of Pine Mountain with an elevation range of 2,200 to 3,000 feet. High elevation farming reliably delivers fruit intense in color and flavor. The micro-climate of the vineyard exhibits all the characteristics associated with high-elevation viticulture including, cooler daytime and warmer nighttime temperatures than in the valley, longer sunlight hours and cooling oceanic breezes ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon of great character.
Aged for 26 months in 75% new French oak barrels