A bouquet of sweet black cherry with vanilla and spices. Velvety mouthfeel with notes of chocolate and jammy berries
- Appellation: Rutherford
- Aging: 18 months in French Oak
- Alcohol: 14.5%
Our 2016 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our family’s two vineyards located in the Rutherford sub-appellation of Napa Valley. This Cabernet Sauvignon is derived from both our Abela Estate (50%) and our Franklin Estate vineyards. Both vineyards are sustainably farmed and certified under the CCSW - Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy our Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with a butterflied leg of lamb or lamb steak with rosemary. Also delicious alongside a cheese board with gorgonzola, aged cheddar and gouda.
Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.