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2016 Rosedale Block

2016 Rosedale Block
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SKU: VW16RDB

The standout is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosedale Block, which comes from a higher elevation vineyard located along Rosedale Road, outside of Calistoga, and from vines planted in 1992. It has thrillingly polished, elegant tannins as well as a thrilling sense of purity in its blue fruits, liquid violets, and rocky, earthy minerality. It’s seamless, elegant, and full-bodied, and is just another brilliant wine from this team.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Calistoga
Vineyard
Frediani Vineyards
Harvest Date
10/4/2016
Aging
21 Months: 75% new French Oak, 25% neutral French Oak
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Ratings
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Winemaker Notes
This wine expresses full palate complexity and layered nuanced flavors right out of the bottle. This is in-line with the overall qualities we are seeing emerge from the 2016 vintage early on and it’s a welcome quality. In the glass, we see a deep purple-red hue that is nearly opaque. Aromatic notes suggest clove, allspice, brioche, cocoa nib and macerated blackberries. The palate dives even deeper with notes of stewed black currant, rose oil, sandalwood, and ripe black cherry. The ample mouthfeel is very sleek with tight-knit tannins that support this vintage’s giving figure. The long-lasting finish extends with an ethereal flower perfume. Given 3-5 years in the cellar this wine will evolve gracefully.
Production
129 Cases