2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
Roughly speaking, how about a $80 Napa Cab for $30? Not much to think about, eh? The only ‘calculated risk’ you need to take is ending up with more than what your space will allow. In that case, the solution is simple. Throw a party and invite Napa Cab fans you know. That should be everyone you know at adult drinking age, or close, right? Here’s a foolproof formula to help explain this mathematically. If Life = L, then; L – (CR x CS x 2016) = 0 Zero. Null and void. Boring as hell is what life would be without Calculated Risk!
Bright, dark red with ruby highlights that swirl effortlessly in the glass. Wonderfully perfumed on the open-knit nose, with red and blackcurrant, black cherry, mint, and sweet spice nuances through new barrels. Tobacco, cedar, minerals, are all enhancing complexity, ripeness, and class on the broad palate. Plush, fleshy and generous on the persuasive finish, with ripe, penetrating acidity giving length. This Cabernet is big yet balanced, versatile and intense to pair well with grilled filet mignon, or dark chocolate, as just a couple of ideas to start things off.
Whether it’s this Cab, or a Rhône blend, Chardonnay, or Pinot, a red or a rosé, there is an extra dimension to every Calculated Risk wine that can’t be easily computed or even comprehended. That happens to be a wide gap between how well the wines overdeliver in the bottle versus what our Operatives end up paying for them, thanks to our tight relationship with the winery resulting in INSANE deals such as this.
It, of course, helps this Napa Cab to be from a vintage that the Wine Advocate broke out the massive 98-points accolade for; “2016 to be the best, most consistent Napa Valley vintage among a string of 5 great years… what I particularly love about the character of the 2016’s is a kind of effortlessness about the wines - like a child possessing natural beauty from the get-go.” Plus OVER 60% IN SAVINGS putting it under $30, JUMP on this early Christmas gift.
Bright, dark red with ruby highlights that swirl effortlessly in the glass.
Wonderfully perfumed, with red- and blackcurrant, black cherry, mint.
Tobacco, cedar, minerals, all enhancing complexity, ripeness, and class.
Plush, fleshy and generous, with ripe, penetrating acidity giving length.
Versatile and intense to go with grilled filet mignon or dark chocolate.
What the Winery Says
- Dwight Bonewell
- Napa Valley
- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
- 6.3 g/L
- 5.7 g/L
- 16 months
- 60% new French oak