Route Stock 2016 Route 29 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Spectator - "A flash of sage leads off, followed by ripe plum and raspberry fruit flavors. The sleek and polished finish has a kiss of toast. Drink now."
Route Stock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.
Route 29 travels through the heart of Napa Valley—arguably a perfect home for Cabernet Sauvignon. On a drive down Route 29 you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
2016 was another warm and dry growing season in Napa that was further punctuated by a few bursts of hot weather. Harvest was a dream with fruit ripening evenly and arriving at the winery early and in beautifully healthy condition. The 2016 RouteStock Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon derives from vineyards in Rutherford and Coombsville giving us an ideal mix of flavors to finely craft the wine into a classic Napa Valley Cabernet style; once tasted, you will know where this wine is from!
Tasting Notes The aromas of this wine are very classic Napa Valley, seducing you with notes of dark black fruit, cedar, bay laurel, cocoa and dusty plum. The pallet is expansive throughout with mouth-watering flavors of black plum, mushroom, chocolate, savory hints of bay leaf and fine sweet Napa Valley fruit. The wine fills the mouth with richness, fruit, a bright acidity and just enough natural grape and oak tannin to lengthen the wine into a great lingering
aftertaste. The use of four Bordeaux varietals adds to the complexity, depth and interest of this finely crafted Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
Aging: Aged in 85% French oak and 15% American oak for a total of 18 months. 20% of the barrels were new.
RS: 0.3 g/L
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