The 2016 Calculated Risk Cabernet Sauvignon has deep garnet color and subtle lavender aromas. This Cabernet has a very fruit-forward style with generous blackberry fruit, sugar plum and kirsch flavors enveloped in soft tannins that lead to a broad mouth-feel through the finish.
The 2016 California wine grape harvest was early, with a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout the state. A relatively even growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped to alleviate the drought. Although bud break in the North Bay was early this year, it’s been a cooler season. The area didn’t get the normal high heat in July and August, which provided for a longer hang time for the grapes. The grapes ripened uniformly and, while yields are a bit lower than normal, the flavors are great. The harvest has been smooth and progressed from varietal to varietal.