Brand Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 97+] [WA 96+]

Brand Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Napa Valley, California) - [JD 97+] [WA 96+]

Regular price $368.98

JD97+ WA96+
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About the Winemaker:
From its stunning 110-acre property on Pritchard Hill overlooking Oakville, Brand Napa Valley has cultivated three distinct estate vineyards ranging from 1200-1400 feet in elevation. A total of 12 planted acres are organically farmed and thoughtfully cultivated. There are a total of 17 individual vineyard blocks curated to 13 different rootstock and clonal combinations of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The low yielding vines are farmed to express the power and beauty of this distinctive hillside property. In 2019, the estate was acquired by long-time Napa Valley grape growers and former Apple executives Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan. In 2020, biodynamic practices were initiated because BRAND believes what is below the ground should be as full of life as what grows above.

Ratings & Reviews

97+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A bigger, richer wine and my favorite of the trio, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is all varietal and spent 22 months in 70% new French oak. It’s fabulous wine that has both power and elegance as well as complex blue fruits, crushed flowers, lavender, and forest floor aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with sweet fruit galore, perfect balance, and plenty of underlying structure, I suspect it’s best forgotten for 4-5 years, but it should cruise for 2-3 decades." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

96+ Points - Wine Advocate:

Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Pritchard Hill aged for 22 months in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep garnet-black in color and opens with a compelling nose of blackcurrant cordial, warm black berries, black raspberries and Black Forest cake with touches of spice cake, Sichuan pepper, hoisin and cedar chest plus a hint of camphor. The palate is full-bodied with a firm level of very ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness supporting the perfumed black fruit layers, finishing very long. 500 cases produced. - Lisa Perotti-Brown (10/29/2018)