2016 Denali Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2016 growing season started with a temperate winter which brought on early bud break in our estate vineyard. Bloom followed shortly thereafter and veraison went all the way through by mid-July. Overall 2016 was marked by cooler temperatures, which allowed to the grapes to mature very evenly for an extended period without any erratic weather events such as heat spikes or rain forcing our hand to pick. The result in the glass is a classically styled and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine displays a nearly opaque purple-garnet hue in the glass. Aromas of ripe blueberry, baking spices, tobacco and violet emerge from the glass in waves. The mouthfeel is marked by a mature, ripe tannin structure making for a sleek, creamy experience. Palate notes are marked by tobacco, black currant, brambly black fruit, lavender, mint, and mocha. This wine has a seamless trajectory loaded with complexity that will allow it to drink well for at least 15+ years.