Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (clones 7 and 337), coming from Calistoga, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stormy Weather spent 30 months in 100% new French oak barrels. It reveals a deep garnet-purple color and notes of baked berries, plum preserves, spice cake, blackcurrant pastilles and chocolate box with wafts of menthol and incense. Full-bodied and seductively textured with beautifully soft tannins, it has bags of earth-laced black fruit preserves and a long, spicy finish. 404 cases were made.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stormy Weather is also all varietal yet was brought up all in new oak. It offers a more modern style with classy oak as well as notes of cassis, pine forest, and graphite. Tight, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's seriously impressive, yet in dire need of 3-5 years of bottle age. I suspect it will drink nicely for 20+ years.