Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
The deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. It's beautifully perfumed with fragrant earth, lavender, oolong tea and chocolate-covered cherries with a core of warm cassis, crushed wild blueberries plus a compelling waft of roses. The full-bodied palate has a firm yet somehow wonderfully elegant frame thanks to super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and background freshness supporting the perfumed black fruit layers, leading to a very long finish.
From the producer's 45-acre estate vineyard in the heart of the appellation, this contains 16% Merlot and small handfuls of the other Bordeaux red varieties. Together, they offer a harmoniously racy, rich and round experience and soft silky tannin. Juicy up-front black and red raspberries linger into lilting spice components, sage and violet. This will age well. Enjoy 2025-2030.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is wonderfully fresh and nuanced. Sweet floral and spice notes run through a core of inky dark fruit. Blueberry jam, violet, menthol, spice and a kiss of new French oak are nicely pushed forward. Creamy and layered, the Estate is super-expressive, even in the early going.