Summers Estate Wines

2016 20th Anniversary Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

Offer Expired:Mar 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

20/20 Vision

Can’t stop the flood of killer Cabernet here at Wine Spies world headquarters! Why would we, when gems like this 93-POINTER keep popping up on the radar? All you Cabernet aficionados listen up - take a break from binging Netflix (Tiger King…whoa) or baking sourdough bread and PLEASE lock some down because Napa Cab has been on fire lately and this one is a beauty!

Raised in 70% new French oak, and sourced from mountain vineyards in Calistoga and their estate Villa Andriana vineyard, this wine unloads a TOWERING display of denser, dark fruit. Ripe black cherry, black plum, cassis, smoked vanilla bean, and tobacco with an earthy minerality. Plush and rich, and intensely concentrated, it delivers on the $80 asking price - and way over-delivers at our $44 price today, thanks to a crazy 45% break.

A must-have for anyone who loves powerful, heady, Napa cab. Likely to sell out, so don’t delay!

Here’s what the wine press has to say:

93 Points - Wine Spectator - “Ripe and fleshy in feel, with layers of steeped red currant, plum and blackberry fruit, laced with tobacco, singed cedar and sage notes. Features a dense finish but shows good cut, with a buried iron accent. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Best from 2020 through 2032.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

If a tone of red is to be called “the color of Napa” this is it, a deep, near opaque ruby.

Smell:

Black raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, and charred oak meld with sweet spices.

Taste:

A fabulous balance of dusty tannins, grippy freshness, with dried and extracted fruits.

Finish:

Fairly long and seriously tasty, with a pleasant lingering warmth and caressing youth.

Pairing:

A thick cut of medium-rare prime rib with creamy horseradish and a medley of beans.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ignacio “Nacho” Blancas
Varietals
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Calistoga, Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.9%
Total Acidity
6.3 g/L
pH
3.8
Aging
23 months
Barrels
50% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$80.00
Avg. Price
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