98pt Vintage, 2016’s Are in Huge Demand and Dwindling Supply!
The 2016 Taraval Napa Cab offers all the
trappings of pedigreed Napa vineyards in a stellar vintage, balanced with a
Bordeaux like aptitude and gait. It is supported by a firm and elegant core of
brambly black fruit: black cherries, cassis, and bitter plumb accompanied by
subtle nuances of tobacco, crushed leaves, and roasted herbs. Any influence of
cooperage takes the backseat—and the resulting wine is a class act: layered,
textured, and aromatic.