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2016 EMBLEM CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750ML
2016 EMBLEM CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750ML
 
Bottle Price $28.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States

Product Code: 2812929
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RATINGS: 90pts Robert Parker; 92pts James Suckling; 93pts Wine Enthusiast

Four generations of our family have helped bring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the forefront of the fine wine world. The artistry and passion that continue to support this rich winemaking tradition have inspired Michael and his son, Rob to create the unparalleled quality of Emblem from Napa Valley's most exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon sub appellations and vineyards.

The Oso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from our family's Oso Vineyard. Planted on slopes rising up from Schwartz Creek, it is nestled between Sugarloaf and Howell Mountains in Napa Valley, where the historic Oat Hill Mine Road begins its ascent over the mountain toward Calistoga. There, the vines grow on beautiful, stone lined terraces, out of a rocky, porous soil. The high drainage stresses the vines, leading to high flavor concentration. The fruit remains fresh and vibrant throughout the growing season due to mild temperatures warmer evenings and cooler days than on the valley floor and afternoon breezes that blow straight down the vineyard rows. From the soil and elevation this mountain fruit extracts intense varietal characteristics, a firm structure, and excellent aging potential.

The Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from a single Rutherford vineyard east of the Napa River extending to Conn Creek, in the alluvial fan of the VacaRange, a place where our family has 25 years of winegrowing experience. The valley floor's warm climate and deep, well drained soils produce vigorous vines that receive more sun exposure than in other parts of the Napa Valley. To moderate and distribute the sun's heat, the vines are planted in east west facing rows, and a single sided ballerina trellising system shades the fruit from intense morning sun. Rutherford historically produces classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon fruit of excellent quality.

TASTING NOTES: The 2013 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It sells at a very modest $35.00. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color, loads of juicy fruit, a medium to full body (about 14.7% natural alcohol), a lush, heady, accessible mouthfeel. This is a steal, and a sleeper of the vintage, and capable of lasting up to a decade or more. .Robert Parker, December/2015

Wine Enthusiast "This wine includes 8% Petite Sirah and smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot, fleshing out a rich, full bodied embrace of chewy tannin and extracted blackberry and brick tar. Let it hang in the glass awhile and swirl a time or two to get it to speak."

James Suckling "A polished and refined red with plum, blackberry and spice. Full bodied, yet toned and muscular. Flavorful and long. Polished with tension. Has brightness to it. Mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot, petite verdot, syrah, and zinfandel. Drink or hold."
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