2016 Macauley Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $80.00
The 2016 vintage will be remembered as a classic in Napa Valley, and this Cab is drinking as well as nearly any of our Reserves from years past. With the clusters sourced primarily from Oakville, there are even healthy percentages of To Kalon and Stagecoach fruit blended into this wine. Brooding black berry mingles with toasty aromas of espresso, thanks to 100% new French Oak, and even some tertiary notes of roasted game. With 11% Malbec threaded into the blend, there is deep concentration here, fleshiness in the mid-palate, and plenty of muscle in this memorable vintage. Fans of Macauley really should hurry to get their hands on this very limited and well-priced release: Only nine barrels, or 225 cases, were made.