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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain

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2016 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley, 750ml
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content
14.9%
Oak
100% French oak
Time in Oak
22 months
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo

Vintage Notes
Our 2016 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced entirely from a Diamond Mountain vineyard known for its volcanic and porous soils with moderate overall temperatures, and ideal conditions for creating a bold, full-flavored wine.

Vineyard Notes
Textbook conditions in 2013 saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley’s treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes - with a smooth balance of acids and sugars - provided a broad sweep of opportunities for winemakers to cull only the most selected fruit. The vineyards of Howell Mountain are intentionally farmed at lower yields, bringing only the very best grapes to harvest.

Tasting Notes
The nose is redolent with black fruits, brioche, cinnamon and clove. The palate reveals a well-structured wine with fine-grained tannins surrounded with ripe blackberry and cassis flavors. The finish is mouth coating and weighty, with French oak barrel spices suggesting that this wine will age and integrate over the next decade plus.

Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.