2016 Phase III New World Cabernet Sauvignon Pine Mtn-Cloverdale Peak

2016 Phase III New World Cabernet Sauvignon Pine Mtn-Cloverdale Peak

90 Points - The Connoisseur Guide April 2020

Tasting Notes

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.

Production Notes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

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.

Cooperage Notes

Aged for 26 months in 75% new French oak barrels

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StyleFull Bodied Red Wine
AppellationPine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
PairingPan sauce bordelaise, filet mignon, beef stew, braised short ribs
DrinkableNow through 2040
Harvest Date2016-09-21
Harvest Brix25.5°
ph Level3.71
Residual Sugar.02