Ty Caton Vineyards
2016 'Winemaker's Cuvee' Moon Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Caton Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Moon Mountain
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Ty’s BACK with a BANG! Just when we thought it was gone, for our ‘Ty-rsty’ Operatives he dug out a few more cases of his hugely popular flagship, Gold Winning 2016 Winemaker’s Cuvee! We’ve been featuring Mr. Caton’s creations for over a decade now as they remain some of our most popular deals, and they perpetually keep getting better and better. We find ourselves going back for more because we, and you, love these ‘honest’ and ‘deep’ wines.
This Cabernet is a bright scarlet at the center with an alluringly radiant fuchsia hue at the meniscus. The nose is very dense, and you should allow it to open up - you’ll be rewarded with aromas of violets, strawberry, red beet, tomato leaf, and rye. It’s got equally densely layered flavors with cocoa and coffee beans up front folding in with vanilla, cassis, and currants. This wine is tremendously age-worthy with solid tannins that will develop beautifully for years to come. Serve this bottle with a proper three-course feast - soup, entree, and a cheese course for dessert - and watch how the wine changes over time.
Ty Caton’s juicy, plump, and ready to drink style is evident here from nose to finish. Drink now or hold for a decade or longer, it remains as youthful as we last tasted it earlier this year and will certainly continue to improve with age. Simply put, this is a fan-ty-stic Cabernet that’ll cost you a night at the movies, which is a tiny fraction of what you would pay for this intensity and transparency in Napa!
Here’s what this wine has been awarded:
Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle 2019 Wine Competition
Bright scarlet at the center with an alluringly radiant fuchsia hue at the meniscus.
Very dense with aromas of violets, strawberry, red beet, tomato leaf, and rye.
Dense with cocoa, coffee beans up front folding in with vanilla, cassis, and currants.
Tremendously age-worthy with solid tannin that will develop beautifully for years.
Serve with a proper three-course feast and watch how the wine changes over time.
What the Winery Says
- Ty Caton
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
- Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Valley
- 15 months
- 50% new French oak
- 25 barrels